David Ashton

European Parliament (Brussels)

David Ashton currently works in the secretariat of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection at the European Parliament, Brussels. Prior to joining the European Parliament, he worked as a policy adviser in the antitrust policy unit at DG Competition, European Commission, where he was responsible for the drafting of the Commission’s Green Paper on damages actions for breach of the EC antitrust rules. David is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales, and holds an LLB from City University, London, and a BA in litterae humaniores from Oxford University. The first edition of his book on EU competition law damages actions was published by Edward Elgar in 2013, followed by the second edition in 2018.


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David Ashton The US DoJ requires a mixture of remedies, including divestiture, licensing, and behavioral remedies, before approving a merger in primary ticketing sales for concert venues (Ticketmaster / Live Nation)


In February 2009, the largest ticketer, Ticketmaster, and the largest live music promoter, Live Nation, announced that they intended to merge. The merger, as originally proposed, would have removed Live Nation as a potential competitor to Ticketmaster, substantially lessening competition for (...)

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