A bus(e) of dominance: the Arriva v Luton case

In January 2014, the High Court in London handed down a judgment in an abuse of dominance case between Luton Airport and bus operator, Arriva. Luton Airport was found to have abused its dominant position by excluding Arriva from accessing the bus station at the airport. The judgment provides useful insight into the economic and legal principles applying to access agreements in this type of case

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Competitive assessment in French mergers: from screening to remedies

In order to understand the impact of a merger, competition authorities and regulators first need to define the local market and assess how the merging firms compete. In this article, we look specifically at how the French Competition Authority identifies credible competitors to the merging parties’ businesses, and how it screens out areas that are unlikely to raise anticompetitive issues. We also consider the way in which it assesses local competitive constraints in areas where anticompetitive effects could arise

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‘Financial fair play’ or an ‘oligopoleague’ of football clubs?

Do the new provisions in the ‘Financial Fair Play’ Regulation (FFPR) introduced by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) increase competition in the football industry? Or do they create an ‘oligopoleague’ of football clubs and ‘chill’ competition? Nicolas Petit, Professor at the University of Liège, Belgium, and Director of the Liège Competition and Innovation Institute, reviews the new rules and discusses what they mean for competition in the market for competitive football

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