Conference Coverage

De Silva: Privacy is not always critical for antitrust enforcers

10 December 2019

Competition authorities should interact more closely with data protection agencies, but privacy is not a crucial consideration in all competition matters, the president of France’s Competition Authority has said.

Mundt: German amendments are “revolutionary”

Mundt: German amendments are “revolutionary”

10 December 2019

Allowing Germany's Federal Cartel Office to intervene in the conduct of certain digital companies is a “step in the right direction”, the enforcer’s president has said.

Include environmental costs in competition analysis, Dolmans urges

Include environmental costs in competition analysis, Dolmans urges

09 December 2019

Environmentalism and competition policy are not inherently opposed, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton partner Maurits Dolmans has argued, while the EU’s competition commissioner said such policy alone cannot stop climate change.

DG Comp launches review of market definitions

DG Comp launches review of market definitions

09 December 2019

Margrethe Vestager has announced that her first initiative in her second term as EU competition commissioner will be to review and amend how the enforcer defines markets.

SEP constitutes a relevant market, Chinese judge says

06 December 2019

A standard-essential patent constitutes its own relevant market, a judge on the Beijing High Court has commented.

CMA must balance speed with public interest, says CMA official

CMA must balance speed with public interest, says CMA official

04 December 2019

The UK’s competition authority is “really conscious” of balancing the speed of its merger control processes and the public interest, a CMA official said.

Young enforcers discuss obstacles to cooperation

03 December 2019

Officials from antitrust authorities in Croatia and Romania have noted their surprise at the informality of exchanges between their agencies and well-established enforcers.

Jenny: Globalisation created “fragmented” competition regimes

Jenny: Globalisation created “fragmented” competition regimes

26 November 2019

Globalisation has resulted in “complex and fragmented legal orders”, which in turn reduces the benefits that a global economy provides, the head of the Organisation for Cooperation and Development’s competition committee has said.

Leniency unsuccessful in Kenya, says authority head

26 November 2019

Kenya’s leniency regime is ineffective because companies distrust government bodies and are reluctant to “snitch”, the head of its antitrust authority has said.

OECD and UNCTAD officials tout benefits of cross-border cooperation

25 November 2019

Two officials from intergovernmental bodies have advocated for increased international cooperation among enforcers, especially as more developing countries enact competition law regimes.