14 February 2019
Tens of thousands of Korean taxi drivers have fiercely protested in Seoul to boycott the launch of an Uber-like transportation service. Following two drivers’ public suicides, the new era of such platforms is sparking intense debate over whether consumer welfare trumps all in one of Asia’s largest cities.
11 February 2019
The head of Shell’s global antitrust team, Anne Riley, will step down at the end of February after 35 years as a practising competition lawyer. She spoke to Charley Connor about the changing antitrust landscape, the importance of compliance advocacy and the relentless march of technology.
07 February 2019
Alexandre Barreto de Souza became president of Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence in June 2017. Here he discusses CADE’s use of leniency to further its goals for cartel prevention and enforcement.
05 February 2019
At the start of 2018, the World Bank forecasted Africa to have six out of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies. Yet competition policy is still in its infancy in many of these emerging economies – which means they may be bucking the standard advice of antitrust enforcement as a means of achieving faster economic growth.
31 January 2019
Much has been written about controversial new changes to South Africa’s competition law, but in 2019 the country will see how those unprecedented amendments begin to affect enforcement.
30 January 2019
In 2018, the UK government commissioned an expert panel to examine if powerful digital platforms pose a threat to consumers and competition. This year, the panel will try to provide an answer.
28 January 2019
By far one of the most dominant story lines in 2018 was the increased trade tension between the world’s two largest economies – the US and China.
24 January 2019
Regardless of whether the UK leaves the European Union in 2019, with or without a departure agreement, the prospect of Brexit will continue to have a significant effect on the UK’s competition regime.
17 January 2019
At the end of 2018, the European Commission approved two mergers at Phase I that the companies had notified to the enforcer several months earlier – but had then withdrawn and re-filed. Observers say the tactic, a standard option in US merger practice, is becoming more common in the EU to avoid costly Phase II reviews.
11 January 2019
With a new Nordic Cooperation Agreement slowly ushering in renewed collaboration among Scandinavian antitrust enforcers, GCR spoke to the head of Norway’s Competition Authority about tough choices, challenges and how the enforcer is tackling its leniency problem.