Conference Coverage

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.

Small enforcers should play a role in digital debate, Ukraine head says

25 November 2019

The competition community should not discount small enforcers from the digitalisation debate, the head of Ukraine’s competition authority has said.

German lawyer decries courts’ reliance on economic experts

German lawyer decries courts’ reliance on economic experts

20 November 2019

German courts should not rely too heavily on economic experts when deciding the scope of cartel damages, a Gleiss Lutz partner has said.

“Killer acquisitions” raise distinct concerns, says ACCC lawyer

“Killer acquisitions” raise distinct concerns, says ACCC lawyer

14 November 2019

A senior lawyer in the mergers unit at Australia’s antitrust watchdog has highlighted features that make certain deals in innovative sectors receive greater scrutiny.

Info exchange is ambiguous, observers from multiple jurisdictions say

Info exchange is ambiguous, observers from multiple jurisdictions say

13 November 2019

The line between permissible information exchange and collusion is not as clear cut as many businesses and trade associations would prefer, lawyers from Europe, North America and Asia have said.

Ex-chief US DOJ economist sees “crisis in antitrust”

Ex-chief US DOJ economist sees “crisis in antitrust”

12 November 2019

A former chief economist for the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division has called out competition authorities – particularly her old agency – for both substantive and procedural failings.

Digital authorities are unnecessary, US FTC official says

Digital authorities are unnecessary, US FTC official says

12 November 2019

Despite global calls to establish new digital authorities to tackle technology platforms and data collection, a US enforcer has said competition-related concerns need to be handled by antitrust experts.

CMA: Brexit limits talk with government about big tech

CMA: Brexit limits talk with government about big tech

29 October 2019

Brexit has affected discussions between the UK’s competition authority and its government about major technology companies, the chief executive of the authority has said.

French authority calls for digital unit

French authority calls for digital unit

29 October 2019

France’s Competition Authority wants a digital unit to handle online platforms, the head of the authority’s merger unit has said.

Competition data remedies must change, US FTC commissioner says

Competition data remedies must change, US FTC commissioner says

25 October 2019

A wider range of remedies must be imposed against companies that misuse data in an anticompetitive way, Rohit Chopra has said.