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, EA 4224). 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.

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Paris School of Economics
Latham & Watkins (Paris)
Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (The Hague)
Linklaters (Brussels)
UK Competition Appeal Tribunal (London)
German Competition Authority (Bonn)
University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne


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Martine Behar-Touchais, Florian Bien, David Bosco, Jose-Maria Carpi-Badia, Etienne Chantrel, Marta Giner Asins, Laurence Idot, Catherine Prieto, Didier Théophile, 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 aux (...)

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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