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Competition Law & Anti-Trust
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at those interested in competition law and practices such as margin squeeze that are used by economic operators to achieve dominance in certain markets. It aims to help practitioners identify the practice of margin squeeze and the approach of EU to margin squeeze. It finally looks to the effect of margin squeeze, the extent to which it can be justified.

After completing the course you will:
  • Know what is meant by margin squeeze;
  • Know how to identify margin squeeze and how it differs from a predatory pricing strategy;
  • Understand the ECJ’s direction of travel in regulating the practice of margin squeeze;
  • Know which sectors are prone to margin squeeze and why;
  • Know the effect of margin squeeze on the market and how this can be assessed and mitigated;
  • Know the extent to which margin squeeze is capable of justification.
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Case Update
Sources and References:
  • Article 102 Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union;
  • Konkurrensverket v TeliaSonera Sverige AB (Case C-52/09);
  • Deutsche Telekom AG v Commission (Case C-280/08);
  • Telefónica de España and Telefónica Móviles España v Commission (Case T-151/11).

This podcast is about the practice of margin squeeze in the context of competition law in the EU. It addresses an important new statement of the law and policy direction from the ECJ and analyses what it could mean.

Podcast added: 07/07/11

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