The German Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”) caused quite a stir, not only among antitrust lawyers, when it announced five months ago that it had opened an investigation against Facebook based on the allegation of abuse of dominance.2 Even though little is public about the status of the investigation and its progress so far, there are three fundamental questions at the heart of the proceedings which will shape the future discussion about the case. August, 2016.
Abuse of dominant position enforcement: go quick or go home. I have a soft spot for technology and related topics. Over the last couple of years, most of my attention has been on the increasing speed at which new technologies enter the market and go on to establish a dominant position. This is not my idea and people way smarter than me have harped about this for ages. May 31st, 2016.