An important message to all tax planners: The European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition has declared war on "fiscal optimization."
It intends to use the antitrust stick to overcome the lack of tax...more
Dearest Reader, Welcome to the first issue of our global competition law newsletter, “Antitrust Matters”. It covers antitrust developments from around the world!
Antitrust matters indeed. Legally, financially,...more
The European Commission ("Commission") has announced its plans to both reshape the simplified merger notification process within the framework of the EUMR1 in order to extend the option of simplified...more
Welcome to EiG 2013 -
Last year we referenced the sense of deja vu in the preceding 12 month period and not surprisingly, the same themes and issues have dominated the online gambling industry since 2012.
Belgian media reported today that the Belgian competition authority conducted surprise inspections at the offices of the National Lottery. The raids began on Tuesday (23 July 2013), and were conducted by Belgium's Competition...more
The European Commission ("Commission") last week published a proposed directive on rules governing private damages actions in the EU ("Draft Directive"). Companies and consumers are increasingly seeking to claim damages for...more