Rating Enforcement 2017

European Union's Directorate-General for Competition

21 July 2017

Telecoms, big data and digital were the buzzwords of 2016, but no one knows exactly how competition authorities and policy should be dealing with them. The European Commission's Directorate-General for Competition (DG Comp) is keen to ensure it is at the cutting edge of that discussion, but defence-side lawyers say its investigative procedures are becoming almost unworkable. As ever, DG Comp has pressed to put itself at the forefront of innovative enforcement, and to spur other agencies - especially at the EU member-state level - to join in.