Luis Campos specialises in competition issues, having worked on numerous litigation proceedings before national courts, as well as on merger cases before EU and national competition authorities. Luís advises clients across a variety of sectors, including financial services, FMCGs, retail, telecoms and media. Recent projects include work for Vodafone, Volvo/Renault, London Stock Exchange, Coty Beauty, Asahi, Crestview and Ardagh. He is listed in Who’s Who Legal for competition economics and has written a number of articles for the antitrust review Concurrences.
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Most mergers do not raise competition concerns and therefore can be completed without further commitments to competition authorities. By contrast, mergers raising material competition concerns will not be authorised by competition authorities without adequate commitments by the parties aimed at addressing those concerns. Understanding which type of remedies a competition authority is willing to accept to address these concerns is therefore key to the success of a merger, and an important element in the merger strategy devised by the parties. The articles in this edition provide numerous examples on the use of a specific type of remedies – behavioural remedies – to address competition concerns arising from mergers.
In recent years, damages litigation in Europe has been marked by the implementation of the Damages Directive across most EU countries. Reflecting this, a number of recent articles in this edition report on the details of the implementation of the Directive across the EU.
ABB/BritNed Luís Campos Associate Director, Frontier Economics, Paris/London On 9 October 2018, the High Court of England and Wales issued its judgement on the litigation opposing ABB and BritNed, following a 2004 decision by the European Commission (EC) which found that ABB had (...)