A sustainable future: how can control of monopoly power play a part?

15 Jun, 2023

This paper by Simon Holmes and Michelle Meagher, was published in three parts over successive issues of the European Competition Law Review in March 2023.

It looks at monopoly power as a barrier to a sustainable future and asks how we can use competition policy (particularly art.102 Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and merger control) more intelligently in the light of climate change and growing market concentration. It looks at both how competition policy can be used as a “sword” to attack power and unsustainable practices, and how it can avoid impeding sustainable initiatives (sometimes acting like a “shield”).