Conference Coverage

Tribunal decision for overlapping actions is “surprising”, says Dietzel

11 December 2019

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal’s decision to hear applications for overlapping collective proceedings in the trucks case is “not properly thought out”, a competition litigator has said.

Deutsche Bahn/Mastercard did not answer applicable law question, says UK barrister

11 December 2019

UK litigation between Deutsche Bahn and Mastercard concerning limitation periods in damages claims "has not answered fully the question" of applicable law, Kassie Smith QC has said.

Competition policy “needs to change”, says Snoep

Competition policy “needs to change”, says Snoep

11 December 2019

Competition enforcement will become irrelevant if it does not adapt, the head of the Dutch competition authority has said.

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.