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RBB Economics provides independent, expert economic advice on all aspects of competition law.
We combine intellectual rigour with practical knowledge and technical economic skills to deliver analysis that is robust, clear and effective.
GrandVision’s acquisition of Smarteyes unconditionally cleared after Phase II review, 28/06/2022
On 28 June 2022 the Swedish Competition Authority (SCA) unconditionally cleared GrandVision’s acquisition of Smarteyes, following a Phase II review. GrandVision is a global player in optical retailing, and it operates in more than 40...
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Oracle’s acquisition of Cerner unconditionally cleared in Phase I
On 1 June 2022, the European Commission (“EC”) unconditionally approved Oracle’ acquisition of Cerner following a Phase I investigation. Oracle is a multinational computer technology company that develops, produces, markets and...
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Are data a source of unassailable competitive advantage in retailing?
The role of data as a source of competitive advantage has emerged as a key competition issue. In particular, very general concerns have been voiced regarding the competition implications of some digital platforms having superior access to...
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