Stephen Ryan

Hong Kong Competition Commission
Manager

Stephen was an associate in the Freshfields antitrust, competition and trade (ACT) group, based in the Brussels office. Stephen joined the Brussels office as an associate in January 2012, having completed a two-year traineeship at the firm’s London and Brussels offices. He has worked on merger control cases at both EU and national level, and has assisted on behavioural mandates including abuse of dominance and other anti-competitive conduct.Stephen now works as a manager at Hong Kong Competition Commission.

Distinctions

Stephen is an associate in the Freshfields antitrust, competition and trade (ACT) group, based in the Brussels office. Stephen joined the Brussels office as an associate in January 2012, having completed a two-year traineeship at the firm’s London and Brussels offices. He has worked on merger control cases at both EU and national level, and has assisted on behavioural mandates including abuse of dominance and other anti-competitive conduct.

Linked authors

DG COMP (Brussels)
DG COMP (Brussels)
Swedish Competition Authority (Stockholm)
DG COMP (Brussels)
DG COMP (Brussels)

Articles

2799 Bulletin

Stephen Ryan The European Commission decides upon a comprehensive reform of the EU merger control system, including the adoption of proposals for legislative change and for substantive guidance on merger analysis

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"Reform of the EU Merger Control System — a comprehensive package of proposals"* On 11 December 2002, the Commission decide upon a comprehensive reform of the EU merger control system, including the adoption of proposals for legislative change and for substantive guidance on merger analysis. (...)

Stephen Ryan The European Commission adopts an exemption decision on multilateral interchange fees clarifying the application of the competition rules to card payment systems (Visa International)

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"Clarifying the application of the competition rules to card payment systems: the Commission’s exemption decision on the Multilateral Interchange Fees of Visa International"* On 24 July 2002 the Commission adopted an exemption decision in its case concerning certain ‘multilateral interchange (...)

Stephen Ryan The European Commission condemns ice cream supplier for its practice of freezer cabinet exclusivity in the Irish ice cream market (Unilever, Van den Bergh Foods)

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"The Commission adopts a Decision against Unilever concerning freezer cabinet exclusivity in the Irish ice cream market"* On 11 March 1998, the Commission adopted a Decision condemning Unilever‘s practice of “freezer exclusivity” in Ireland, with a view to facilitating access by other suppliers (...)

Hugo Verlackt, Joos Stragier, Stephen Ryan The EU Commission agrees on a series of conditions for the introduction of new business customer tariffs by German incumbent telecom operator (Deutsche Telekom)

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"Deutsche Telekom"* On the 25th of June, Commissioner Karel Van Miert sent a letter to the German Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Mr Wolfgang Bötsch marking his agreement on a series of conditions for the introduction of new business customer tariffs by Deutsche Telekom. Deutsche (...)

Hugo Verlackt, Joos Stragier, Stephen Ryan The European Commission grants an individual exemption under art. 85(3) of EC Treaty to a consortium agreement under which the shipping companies operate a joint service on a jointly agreed schedule at jointly agreed tariff and service arrangement rates (Finncarriers/Poseidon Schiffart)

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"Maritime Transport : Commission Gives Green Light To Five Consortium Agreements"* On the basis of proposals from Mr Van Miert, the Commission has recently authorised a series of consortium agreements in the maritime transport sector. These are the first cases involving the application of the (...)

Hugo Verlackt, Joos Stragier, Stephen Ryan The European Commission authorizes a consortium agreement under which the shipping companies operate a joint liner service between the port of Montreal and various ports in the eastern Mediterranean (Joint Mediterranean Canada Service)

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"Maritime Transport : Commission Gives Green Light To Five Consortium Agreements"* On the basis of proposals from Mr Van Miert, the Commission has recently authorised a series of consortium agreements in the maritime transport sector. These are the first cases involving the application of the (...)

Hugo Verlackt, Joos Stragier, Stephen Ryan The European Commission gives green light to a consortium agreement under which the shipping companies operate a joint liner service for the transport of goods between two British ports and a Polish port (British ports of Hull and Felixstowe and Polish port of Gdynia)

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"Maritime Transport : Commission Gives Green Light To Five Consortium Agreements"* On the basis of proposals from Mr Van Miert, the Commission has recently authorised a series of consortium agreements in the maritime transport sector. These are the first cases involving the application of the (...)

Hugo Verlackt, Joos Stragier, Stephen Ryan The European Commission authorizes a consortium agreement under which the shipping companies operate a joint liner service between ports in Europe and ports in East Africa and the red sea (East African Container Service)

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"Maritime Transport : Commission Gives Green Light To Five Consortium Agreements"* On the basis of proposals from Mr Van Miert, the Commission has recently authorised a series of consortium agreements in the maritime transport sector. These are the first cases involving the application of the (...)

Hugo Verlackt, Joos Stragier, Stephen Ryan The European Commission gives green light to a consortium agreement in the maritime transport under which the shipping companies operate a joint liner service between the port of Montreal and various ports in north-west Europe (St Lawrence Coordinated Service)

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"Maritime Transport : Commission Gives Green Light To Five Consortium Agreements"* On the basis of proposals from Mr Van Miert, the Commission has recently authorised a series of consortium agreements in the maritime transport sector. These are the first cases involving the application of the (...)

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