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Google can’t be broken up without new legislation, says Competition Commissioner

Google cannot be broken up into smaller companies without new EU legislation, the European Commission said today (20 May), after detailing two potential new antitrust investigations into the internet giant. … Continue reading

November 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Antitrust action against Motorola, Samsung over Apple injunctions

The European Commission Tuesday (29 April) used antitrust rules to prevent telecoms companies using court orders for patent infringements on industry standard technology to restrict competition. A Standard Essential Patent (SEP) is … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

How Manchester City could use EU competition law to beat Financial Fair Play rules

Manchester City Football Club is considering challenging a record-breaking €60 million fine for breaching UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules, by using EU competition law to prevent cartels and abuse … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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