GCR Live

Enforcers confirmed for GCR-Latin Lawyer Live in Brazil

23 August 2019

Enforcers from Brazil, Mexico and Argentina will participate in the GCR-Latin Lawyer Live Summit in Brazil on Friday 11 October – including the president of Brazil’s Council for Administrative Economic Defence.

DG Comp official previews vertical block exemption concerns

DG Comp official previews vertical block exemption concerns

03 July 2019

E-commerce has changed the game for businesses’ vertical relationships, and the current vertical block exemption regulation does not fit those more complex relationships, Thomas Kramler has said.

Informal complaints keep cartel cases coming, says Belgian antitrust head

Informal complaints keep cartel cases coming, says Belgian antitrust head

02 July 2019

The president of Belgium’s Competition Authority has said that while the number of leniency applications his agency receives has gone down, the number of cartel cases that it opens has not.

Interim measures help to keep antitrust relevant, says DG Comp official

Interim measures help to keep antitrust relevant, says DG Comp official

01 July 2019

The timing of an intervention such as the interim remedies proposed for Broadcom can make enforcement more effective, a senior official at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition has said.

Snoep: Enforcers should look further into future for merger control

Snoep: Enforcers should look further into future for merger control

01 July 2019

Competition authorities’ merger analysis should include longer-term developments such as innovation and potential market entrants, the head of the Netherlands’ antitrust enforcer has said.

DG Comp official acknowledges burdensome merger control requirements

DG Comp official acknowledges burdensome merger control requirements

20 June 2019

The European Commission is aware of the “heavy burden” it places on companies to provide internal documents during a merger review, an official at the competition enforcer has said while pointing to how this can help to clear deals.

Mundt: break up companies only if data competition and regulation fail

Mundt: break up companies only if data competition and regulation fail

17 June 2019

The head of Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has laid out potential ways to address problems in the digital economy, short of breaking up big technology companies.

CMA chief economist: counterfactual has become “ugly” for tech deals

CMA chief economist: counterfactual has become “ugly” for tech deals

17 June 2019

Assessing the counterfactual scenario for deals in the digital sectors has become “ugly”, the chief economist at the UK’s antitrust enforcer has said.

Digital competition advice applies more generally, Fletcher says

Digital competition advice applies more generally, Fletcher says

17 June 2019

Recommendations in a report about the digital economy are relevant to non-digital sectors and non-competition concerns, an author of the report has said.

No evidence for acquisition problem in tech, says Hoffman

No evidence for acquisition problem in tech, says Hoffman

23 May 2019

No hard data right now show that serial acquisitions by big companies in digital markets are anticompetitive, the Federal Trade Commission’s competition director has said.