Denmark seeks first fines since competition law amendment

Denmark’s antitrust watchdog has asked a local court to fine a home textiles supply association for entering into a market-sharing agreement with its member retail stores, which marks the first time the …

EU reaches agreement to tackle foreign subsidies

The EU has moved closer to implementing new rules to curb anticompetitive subsidies from governments outside the bloc, with the European Parliament and European Council reaching a political agreement on the new …

Romania amends competition law to tackle unjustified price hikes

The Romanian government has adopted emergency legislation that empowers the national antitrust authority to investigate unjustified price hikes and abuses of superior bargaining position under its competition law for the first time.

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An interview with Benoît Cœuré

Lawmakers confirmed Benoît Cœuré as the new head of France’s Competition Authority in January, following the sudden and unexpected departure of his predecessor, Isabelle de Silva. In an interview with GCR, Cœuré …

Google AdWords & third-party trademarked keywords: IP infringement or fair competition?

At the centre of the intersection between competition law and intellectual property law sits several cases related to third-party keyword bidding on Google Ads. Khaitan & Co partner Anisha Chand, senior associate …

A Q&A with Iskandar Ismail

Iskandar Ismail has been chief executive of Malaysia’s Competition Commission since October 2018. In an interview with GCR, he discussed pursuing legal reforms in response to a high-profile loss at Malaysia’s top …

A Q&A with John Fingleton

John Fingleton stepped down as chief executive of what was then the UK’s Office of Fair Trading 10 years ago this summer. A decade on, the founder of Fingleton Associates reflects on …

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