EU launches collective bargaining consultation

The European Commission wants feedback on how it can ensure self-employed individuals are allowed to collectively bargain without breaching EU competition rules, although some lawyers are sceptical about the scope and impact …

DAF loses bid to quash truck claimants' funding arrangements

A UK appellate court has denied DAF’s attempt to strike out funding arrangements for two proposed class action claims seeking damages arising from its participation in the high profile Trucks cartel.

Dutch court sends education publishing deal back to enforcer

A Dutch court has annulled the national competition enforcer’s conditional approval of a merger between two publishers of educational materials, after a rival challenged the adequacy of the agency’s in-depth investigation.

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Exclusive: Penrose reflects on competition proposals

In an exclusive commentary for GCR, John Penrose MP discusses his review of the UK’s competition regime and explains why his report published today recommends that the country’s antitrust authority take on …

A Q&A with Christopher Vajda QC

Christopher Vajda QC stepped down from his role as a judge at the European Court of Justice following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020. He returned to …

German reforms usher in new era of antitrust enforcement

Lawmakers in Germany have passed far-reaching reforms to the nation’s competition laws, which give its antitrust enforcer sweeping new powers to challenge the behaviour of the major digital platforms. Janith Aranze and …

An interview with Martijn Snoep

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets published new guidelines in July 2020 detailing how pro-environmental initiatives – such as agreements among competitors to reduce emissions – could be exempted from cartel …

Warming to Sustainability: Q4 2020

    Warming to sustainability  •  An interview with Martijn Snoep  •  Sustainability and antitrust in Australia: an outlier or blueprint?  •  The GCR Awards 2020

Warming to Sustainability: Q4 2020


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