WhatsApp defends threat to remove covid-19 chatbot

Privacy concerns justify WhatsApp’s threat to ban a South African digital messaging service from using its platform to spread government-issued messages about the coronavirus pandemic, counsel to WhatsApp and Facebook has argued.

SAMR keeps pressure on digital sector with Vipshop probe

China’s competition watchdog has launched an investigation into Tencent-backed e-commerce platform Vipshop “for suspected unfair competition”.

Indonesia issues first predatory pricing fine

Indonesia's antitrust watchdog has punished a local cement company for selling its product at a loss to the detriment of competition in the South Kalimantan region.

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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

As the European Commission and several other national enforcers examine what role they should play in helping businesses to achieve sustainability goals, Charley Connor explores what conclusions have already been reached and …

Brent Snyder: the GCR exit interview

Brent Snyder stepped down as the chief executive of Hong Kong’s Competition Commission on 28 November after more than three years in the role. He sat down with Charles McConnell just days …

Sustainability and antitrust in Australia: an outlier or blueprint?

As European competition authorities and international organisations like the OECD and ICN look to advance the debate on sustainability and antitrust, Baker McKenzie’s global antitrust knowledge lawyer Grant Murray and partner Georgina …

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Competition boundaries: Q3 2020

    A crisis of competence amidst the coronavirus crisis • Two mandates, one goal • More than competition • Friends or acquaintances? • A Q&A with Christine Wilson • New Zealand’s competition bar • Turkey’s competition bar • GCR Live Interactive - Asia-Pacific


Competition boundaries: Q3 2020

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