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CoRe 4/2020 out now

CoRe 4/2020 – Competition Law and Sustainability Agreements

Issue 4/2020 of the European Competition and Regulatory Law Review (CoRe) is now available! The European Commission is exploring how competition rules can be adjusted to contribute to the EU’s goals for sustainable development. Find out more on that up-and-coming topic in this issue’s Editorial and the country report on the draft guidelines on sustainability by the Dutch ACM. In the articles section you can find a reflection on the rights of defence, access to the file and fairness in competition procedures based on Case C‑607/18 P and a discussion of the legal effects of soft law in the decisions of National Competition Authorities with a case study on the practice of the Bundeskartellamt.

Get updated on national developments:

Read the detailed analysis of these recent judgments of the Court of Justice and the General Court:

Issue 4/2020 of CoRe also brings you a book review of Miguel Sousa Ferro’s Market Definition in EU Competition Law


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European Competition and Regulatory Law Review - CoRe

The European Competition and Regulatory Law Review (CoRe) reports on key legislative developments in the EU and its Member States, and analyses important judgments that shape the field of EU competition and regulatory law, in particular those by the European Courts, international courts and tribunals, and higher national courts.

Topics covered by the journal include:

  • Major ongoing antitrust matters and procedural trends;
  • EU and national antitrust enforcement in network industries;
  • Consultation of procedural and jurisdictional aspects of EU merger control;
  • Tax ruling investigations;
  • Digital Single Market Strategy and competitions rules;
  • Directive 2017/104/EU on antitrust damages actions.

All contributions will be subject to double blind peer-review before acceptance for publication and are required to conform to the author guidelines.

CoRe’s Target Audience

The quarterly addresses everyone who is concerned with competition and regulatory law issues such as academics (in the field of law, political science, social sciences, economics and other relevant research fields), legal practitioners in national and international law firms, government officials working in EU public administration, judges and legal experts in domestic, European and international courts, consultancies, and business people in the EU and beyond.

CoRe’s Structure

Each issue of CoRe will be a balanced mixture of original research articles, first-hand country or thematic policy reports, timely case annotations on important ECJ/GC rulings and other international/national court judgments, book reviews as well as other information material and updates, including opinions, case summaries or event reports.

Editors

Managing Editors

Robert Klotz, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, Brussels
Ben Van Rompuy, Leiden University/Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Case Law Editors

Dimitris Vallindas, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, Brussels
Silvia Pronk, Bird & Bird LLP, Brussels

Book Reviews Editor

Andriani Kalintiri, London School of Economics and Political Science

Executive Editor

Nelly Stratieva, Lexxion Publisher, Berlin

Editorial Board

Carl Baudenbacher, EFTA Court
Dirk Buschle, Energy Community Secretariat / College of Europe
Caroline Buts, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Adina Claici, Copenhagen Economics, Brussels / College of Europe
Wouter Devroe, KU Leuven / Maastricht University / Allen & Overy
Marcel Haag, European Commission, Secretariat General
Leigh Hancher, University of Tilburg / Allen & Overy
Alison Jones, King’s College London
Christian Koenig, University of Bonn
Heike Schweitzer, Free University of Berlin
András Tóth, Hungarian Competition Authority
Bernhard von Wendland, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, Brussels

Country Correspondants & Scientific Advisory Committee

Country Correspondants

Austria Heinrich Kühnert, Dorda Brugger Jordis, Vienna
Belgium Jeroen Dewispelaere, De Bandt, Brussels
Bulgaria Mariya Papazova, PPG Lawyers, Sofia
Czech Republic Michal Petr, Palacky University, Olomouc
Finland Satu-Anneli Kauranen, Merilampi Attorneys Ltd, Helsinki
France Mélissa Nobileau, French Competition Authority, Paris
Germany Carsten König, University of Cologne, Cologne
Greece Andriani Ferti, Karatzas & Partners Law Firm, Athens
Hungary Tihamér Tóth, Dentons LLP, Budapest
Ireland Ronan Dunne, Philip Lee, Dublin
Italy Andrea Mezzetti, Baker & McKenzie, Rome
Norway Pernille Edh Hasselgård, Hjort, Oslo
Poland Aleksander Stawicky, Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr, Warsaw
Portugal Miguel Sousa Ferro, University of Lisbon Law School, Lisbon
Romania Vlad Dan Roman, Romanian Permanent Representation of Romania to the European Union, Brussels
Slovenia Tine Mišic, ODI LLP, Ljubljana
Spain Jerónimo Maillo González-Orús, CEU San Pablo University, Madrid
Switzerland Philipp Zurkinden, Prager Dreifuss, Bern
The Netherlands Tim Raats, BarentKrans, the Hague
United Kingdom
Kiran Desai, Ernst & Young, Brussels

Scientific Advisory Committee

Dr Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui, Bergen Center for Competition Law and Economics, University of Bergen
Dr Baskaran Balasingham, Maastricht University
Dr Rozeta Karova, Energy Community Secretariat
Prof Grith Skovgaard Ølykke, Copenhagen Business School
Dr Marie-Therese Richter, Energy Community Secretariat
Dr Pál Szilágyi, Pázmány Péter Catholic University
Dr Tihamér Tóth, Dentons LLP
Dr Andrea Usai, DG Competition, European Commission

Latest Articles

Issue Article
3/2020 Estimating Reasonable Prices for Access to Digital Platforms’ Data: What Are the Challenges?
3/2020 TMT-related Measures during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Italy
3/2020 The Dutch Leniency Programme Turns 18: Still Having a Hoot, or Pause for Thought?
2/2020 Corona and EU Economic Law: Competition and Free Movement in Times of Crisis
2/2020 Parallel Enforcement of Global Cartels: Facts and Figures
1/2020 Interpretation of the Remedy in the Google Shopping Decision and Its Consequences
1/2020 A Quantitative Analysis of the Efficiency of the EU’s Leniency Policy
4/2019 Revaluing the Role of Intent Evidence in EU Antitrust Law
4/2019 The Balance Between Effectiveness and Fundamental Rights Protection in the Law and Enforcement of Article 101 TFEU
4/2019 Competition Authorities’ Decisions and Antitrust Damages Actions
4/2019 Public Interest in Merger Control Systems in the EU and US: A Comparative Analysis of the Uneasy Relationship between Merger Control and Public Interest
3/2019 Rejection of Complaints: Recent Case Law
3/2019 Commercial Divisions of Public Entities and the Limits of EU Competition Law
3/2019 Cross-border Mergers: A Missed Opportunity and Ways to Improve the Procedure
2/2019 The ECN Plus Directive: Empowering National Competition Authorities to Be More Effective Enforcers of EU Competition Law
2/2019 The Perspective of the Bundeskartellamt in the Evaluation of Facebook’s Behaviour: 
1/2019 Hub and Spoke Cartels: Incentives, Mechanisms and Stability
1/2019 Making Roam Like at Home (RLAH) Viable for 5G Networks in Europe
1/2019 Liberalisation of the Energy Market in Montenegro Due to the Process of European Integration
4/2019 The SSNIP Test and Zero-Pricing Strategies: Considerations for Online Platforms
4/2019 Overview of the National Enforcement of EU Competition Law
4/2019 Hospital Mergers and the Incorporation of Non-Competition Concerns
3/2018 The Paradox of Discretionary Competition Law
21. August 2020

CoRe 03/2020

Issue 3/2020 of the European Competition and Regulatory Law Review (CoRe) is out! The articles in this issue discuss a variety of up-to-date topics: the challenges of estimating reasonable prices for access to digital platforms’ data, an analysis of the Italian Covid-19-related measures in the technology, media and telecoms (TMT) sector, and an assessment of the Dutch leniency programme on the occasion of its 18th birthday. The country reports cover developments in: Four CJEU judgments are analysed in the case notes section: Also in issue 3/2020: reviews of the books Fidelity Rebates in Competition Law: Application of the ‘As Efficient Competitor’ Test and Electronic Communications, Audiovisual Services and the Internet: EU Competition Law and Regulation; find out which was the most post on the CoRe Blog over the last months and read its updated version in the blog highlight.  

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10. Juni 2020

CoRe Issue 2/2020 – Covid-19 Grips the Competition Agenda

Issue 2/2020 of the European Competition and Regulatory Law Review (CoRe) is now available! The corona crisis has not spared the world of EU competition law. Find out about Covid-19’s effects on EU economic law in a detailed article and about the pandemic’s disruptive impact at Member State level in the country reports on Bulgaria and Poland. Beyond corona analysis, CoRe 2/2020 offers an informative article on parallel enforcement of global cartels. Also in this issue, a rich country reports section with national competition law updates:   Read the detailed annotation of the CJEU’s ruling on: CoRe 2/2020 also includes two book reviews (“Antitrust Procedural Fairness” and “Competition Law of the EU and UK”) and for the first time in the journal – a methodological case study in competition policy research.

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17. Februar 2020

CoRe Issue 1/2020 – Gearing Up for a Happening Year?

Issue 1/2020 of the European Competition and Regulatory Law Review (CoRe) is out! In the articles section you can find: an assessment of the remedy ordered in the Google Shopping decision with special attention to its possible impact on the development of vertical search engine markets; an examination of the efficiency of the EU’s leniency policy from 1985 until 2017 from a quantitative perspective.

Stay informed on the recent trends from the Member States with our reports on:   Issue 1/2020 also features three case annotations on:   Also in the first issue of CoRe for this year: conference proceedings, book reviews and a highlight from the CoRe Blog.  

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26. November 2019

CoRe 4/2019 – Rethinking EU Competition Law

The final issue for 2019 of CoRe – European Competition and Regulatory Law Review is now available! At a time when the suitability of EU competition law for the digital era is being questioned, CoRe’s Articles section explores key elements of the procedural and evidential framework. Read analyses on: revaluing the role of intent evidence in EU antitrust, the balance between effectiveness and fundamental rights in Art 101 TFEU, the role of Commission and NCAs decisions in antitrust damages cases, and the public interest in EU and US merger control.

Stay informed on the recent trends from the Member States with our reports on: Issue 4/2019 also features two case annotations on:  

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24. September 2019

Issue 3/2019 – Getting Procedural Matters Right

The authors in this edition’s Articles section demonstrate that often in EU competition law the devil is in the detail. You can find an analysis of recent case law on the rejection of competition law complaints; read why the current legal framework is ill-suited to prevent anticompetitive behaviour by commercial divisions of public entities; and find out what are some procedural obstacles to cross-border mergers in the EU, particularly harmful in high-tech markets. Get informed about the latest developments at the national level with our country reports on: Issue 3/2019 also brings you expert analysis of important recent judgments:

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3. Juli 2019

CoRe 2/2019 – Competition Authorities in Action

Issue 2/2019 of the European Competition and Regulatory Law Review (CoRe) is out! The protagonists in this edition of the journal are national competition authorities (NCAs).

In the Articles section, you will find a detailed analysis how the ECN+ Directive is empowering NCAs and the perspective of the German Bundeskartellamt in the evaluation of Facebook's behavior. That precedent-setting Facebook decision at the crossroads of data protection and competition law is also assessed in the Reports section. Additional country reports show the variety of issues that NCAs handle: fuel sector inquiries (Bulgaria), merger control changes for the digital economy (UK), and whether signalling in the media is the new price fixing (Norway). We round up the issue with 2 annotations of judgments by the Court of Justice (C-633/16 EY v Konkurrencerådet and C-144/17 Lloyd’s of London v Arpacal) and 2 insightful book reviews.

 

View the whole issue here: CoRe 2/19.  
19. März 2019

CoRe 1/2019 – Hub and spoke cartels, roaming charges and the Energy Community

Issue 1/2019 of the European Competition and Regulatory Law Review (CoRe) offers the classic ‘CoRe mix’ of competition and regulatory topics like: the incentives, mechanisms and stability of hub and spoke cartels, the challenges for the operators of the EU regulatory framework on mobile roaming charges, and the implementation of the EU energy and competition law acquis in Montenegro under the Energy Community Treaty. Also in this issue you can find country reports from: as well annotations on the Commission decisions Gazprom and ISU. Tip: for those of you who weren’t able to join us at the 2nd CoRe Conference ‘Competition Policy and Online Markets’ last October, you can catch up on some of the highlights in this edition of the journal.

View all articles of CoRe 1/2019.  
30. November 2018

CoRe 4/2018 – The Diverse World of EU Competition Law

The diversity of topics in the final edition of the European Competition and Regulatory Law Review (CoRe) for 2018 is representative of the wide-ranging issues in the world of EU competition law over the past year. In CoRe 4/2018 you can find articles on: the SSNIP Test and Zero-Pricing where Daniel Mandrescu examines the complexities of defining the relevant market in (future) cases involving online platforms; András Tóth discusses how national competition authorities can more easily and rapidly adapt to a fast-changing world; and in Hospital Mergers and the Incorporation of Non-Competition Concerns, Nicole Rosenboom explores how public interest concerns such as affordability, quality of care, and access to care can be taken into account in the assessment of hospital mergers.  Also in this issue: report on the new European Commission proposal for a Directive on Unfair Practices in the Food Supply Chain, national updates from: and an insightful analysis of the General Court’s judgment in T-419/14 Goldman Sachs. October, you can catch up on some of the highlights in this edition of the journal.

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4. Oktober 2018

CoRe3 /2018 – Challenges of the Online World

The Online World and Its Challenges to Competition and Regulatory Frameworks is the focus of the new issue 3/2018 of the European Competition and Regulatory Law Review (CoRe). This special issue, developed together with the European University Institute (EUI), offers insightful articles on topics such as: the paradox of discretionary competition law, updating the ECN for the challenges of the online world, and freedom of expression and ISP liability in the Digital Single Market. Also in CoRe 3/2018: reports from case annotation of the General Court’s T-194/13 UPS v Commission and book reviews.

View all article of CoRe 3/2018.  
5. Juli 2018

CoRe 2/2018 is out now!

The new issue CoRe 2/2018 is out now and in the articles section you will find a comparative analysis of the scope of antitrust law in South Korea, EU and US, a comprehensive assessment of the EU regulatory framework for access to the postal network and a critical view of the EU’s approach in assessing fixed/mobile mergers in the telecoms sector. Also in the issue: country reports from
an annotation on the CJEU’s C-179/16 F. Hoffmann-La Roche case, and two insightful book reviews.

View all articles of CoRe 2/2018.
6. April 2018

CoRe 1/2018 – Digital Economy and EU Competition Rules

Issue 1/2018 of the European Competition and Regulatory Law Review (CoRe) is out! The digital economy and its interplay with EU competition rules take centre stage in the Articles section of this edition. Read more about: the 2017 Facebook investigations in the EU by competition, consumer and data protection authorities; the interaction of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence and its antitrust implications; vertical restraints and their impact on online distribution networks. As always, CoRe also offers up-to-date country reports, in this issue from:
analysis of recent European judgments (C-230/16 Coty Germany, C-248/16 Austria Asphalt, and C-547/16 Gasorba) and reviews of interesting new books on competition law.
View all articles of CoRe 1/2018.

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