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The EU Commission undertakes a review of the market definition notice

In her first speech upon being reappointed as Competition Commissioner, Commissioner Vestager announced that a review would be undertaken of the Commission’s Market Definition Notice (the “Notice”); the consultation on that review closed Friday, October 9th. The Notice is an important document in European competition law; it sets out the analytical framework under which the Commission decides who competes with who, a process which has determinative implications in both merger control and antitrust enforcement. The Notice is however older than most law firm trainees and clearly showing its age. Revising the Notice now can act as a release valve in response to calls for radical reforms to the merger review process in the wake of its controversial Siemen / Alstom prohibition, without

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  • Shearman & Sterling (Brussels)
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Sara Ashall, Elvira Aliende Rodriguez, James Webber, Matthew Readings, Edward Rarity, The EU Commission undertakes a review of the market definition notice, 26 June 2020, e-Competitions June 2020, Art. N° 97205

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