Vestager nominated to remain as Commissioner for Competition

On 10 September 2019 European Commission President-Elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her list of nominees for the next College of Commissioners, due to take office on 1 November 2019. In an unexpected turn of events, she has proposed that Margarethe Vestager continues in her current role as the Commissioner for Competition, alongside a new … Read more

German FCO’s landmark Facebook decision suspended on appeal

On 26 August 2019, the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court (DHRC) granted a temporary injunction suspending the German Federal Cartel Office’s (FCO’s) landmark abuse of dominance decision against Facebook, pending final determination of the company’s appeal. In an important judgment with potential ramifications for the enforcement of competition law in the digital economy well beyond the … Read more