In this issue:
The Spring 2012 issue of Competition Policy International takes a look back at articles that have challenged and advanced antitrust scholarship. We then take a step forward by asking the authors to provide updates on their works and explain how changes–or lack thereof–in competition law and policy have affected their views since the articles were published.
Letter From the Editor
CPI revisits its archives to see how much–or little–has changed in competition policy and law.
Protectionism in the European Union
The European Commission’s recent decisional practice demonstrates its continued resolve to block the creation of national”or even European”champions where it considers that such mergers would significantly impede effective competition. Alex Nourry (Clifford Chance) & Nelson Jung (OFT)
This article examines the compatibility of special rights and other state measures with the EC’s single market objectives within the framework of the EC Treaty and their impact on foreign takeovers and investments. Alex Nourry (Clifford Chance) & Nelson Jung (OFT)