University of Aix-Marseille

David Bosco

University of Aix-Marseille

David Bosco is professor of competition law and European law at Aix-Marseille University (Center of Law and Economics, UR 4224). His research focuses on Antitrust and Merger law. Since his PhD (L’obligation d’exclusivité, Bruylant 2008), his research focuses on Antitrust and Merger law (Publications page at SSRN 1791770). He is the editor of the rubric Trends in Concurrences. He is also director of Centre for Economic Law of the University of Aix-Marseille.

Additionally, his PhD thesis was awarded the Concurrences Ph.D. Law Award in 2007.

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David Bosco Illumina-Grail, the threefold error of the EU General Court


The new interpretation of Article 22 of the Merger Regulation initiated by the European Commission has been confirmed by the General Court in the Illumina Grail case. However, it is clear that it is contrary to the spirit of the regulation. An administrative constraint with uncertain outcomes (...)

Laurence Idot, David Bosco, Martine Behar-Touchais, Michel Debroux, Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, Benoît De Nayer, Pierre Petillault Digital market Act: Competition law and digital giants (Nanterre, April 1, 2022)


Abstract This issue is devoted to the Digital Market Act (DMA) regulation adopted this summer and designed to closely monitor the practices and behaviors of the main players in the digital economy. This regulation aims to remedy the supposed flaws and failures of ordinary competition law, by (...)

Martine Behar-Touchais, David Bosco, Catherine Prieto L’intensification de la réparation des dommages issus des pratiques concurrentielles, Martine BEHAR-TOUCHAIS, David BOSCO and Catherine PRIETO


This section selects books on themes related to competition laws and economics. This compilation does not attempt to be exhaustive but rather a survey of themes important in the area. The survey usually covers publication over the last three months after publication of the latest issue of (...)

Catherine Prieto, Laurence Idot, Emmanuel Combe, Anne Wachsmann, David Bosco, Etienne Pfister, Mathilde Poulain, Marie-Cécile Rameau, Josep M. Carpi Badia, Étienne Chantrel, Didier Theophile, Guy Canivet, Rafael P. Amaro, Henri Piffaut, Doris Hildebrand, Paulo Burnier da Silveira, Fatma El-Zahraa Adel The integration of public interest considerations in the application of competition rules (26 Nov 2020)


The integration of public interest considerations is not only desirable, but possible because of the permeability of the competition rules to the reception of well-being by the competitive parameters of quality, choice and innovation in addition to that of price. The scope for progress depends (...)

Catherine Prieto, Laurence Idot, Martine Behar-Touchais, Florian Bien, David Bosco, Josep M. Carpi Badia, Étienne Chantrel, Marta Giner Asins, Didier Theophile, Simon Vande Walle, Jérôme Vidal Towards a European merger control network


The European Competition Network (ECN), which is well-known as an effective mechanism of cooperation for the application of articles 101 and 102 TFEU, is not extended to merger rules. However, the need for cooperation in this area encouraged the Commission and the national competition (...)

Anthony Dawes, Ben Holles De Peyer, David Bosco, Francisco Enrique González-Díaz, Jean-Philippe Christienne, Nicolas Von Lingen, Thierry De Bovis, Thomas Perroud The EU judge and the unlimited jurisdiction over the Commission’s decisions


The EU judicial review of the Commission’s decisions generates an abundant case law. This Trends aims to clarify the major difficulties that arise from the concept of "unlimited jurisdiction" and that manifest themselves both at the level of the control standard to which the Commission’s (...)

Andreas Bardong, Céline Gauer, David Bosco, Etienne Pfister, Katrin Schallenberg, Oliver Bretz, Simon Genevaz, Tad Lipsky Market tests in antitrust and merger control proceedings


Nowadays, commitments decisions of the competition authorities are, most of the time, preceded by a consultation of third parties. These "market tests" have become a central step of the antitrust procedure and merger control. The authors of this Tendances present their experience in using this (...)

Andreas Bardong, Bernard van de Walle de Ghelcke, David Bosco, David Spector, Jacques-Philippe Gunther, Peter Freeman, Peter Kalbfleisch Merger control and minority shareholdings : Time for a change ?


Ce Tendances revient sur le débat qu’a ravivé l’affaire Aer Lingus/Ryanair autour du traitement des participations minoritaires dans le contrôle des concentrations. La difficulté principale tient dans le point de savoir si, et dans quelle mesure, le droit des concentrations doit s’appliquer (...)

David Bosco The French judicial specialization in competition law


The French legislator has specialized in 2005 and in 2009 the judicial disputes in antitrust and restrictive pratices cases. This article goes back to the legal reasons behind the current failure of the planned system. 1. Do we really want, today in France, this judicial specialisation in (...)



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