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Practitioners push back against reversing burden of proof in mergers

Practitioners push back against reversing burden of proof in mergers

03 March 2020

Practitioners have rebutted a suggestion that competition authorities should shift the burden of proof onto large technology companies to prove the efficiencies of a deal.

CMA official: Lawmakers “worrying” about digital markets

CMA official: Lawmakers “worrying” about digital markets

02 March 2020

Governments and regulators worldwide are “worrying” about how to regulate digital markets, an official at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has said.

Slaughter: US FTC should disclose probes

Slaughter: US FTC should disclose probes

02 March 2020

The US Federal Trade Commission should consider making its investigations public to increase accountability, a commissioner at the agency has suggested.

CMA may hold more witness interviews in merger probes

CMA may hold more witness interviews in merger probes

02 March 2020

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority is “increasingly considering” making use of its witness interview powers to gather evidence in merger investigations, the enforcer’s chief executive has said.

CMA official backs structural merger remedies

CMA official backs structural merger remedies

14 February 2020

The executive director for markets and mergers at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has defended the enforcer’s preference for structural remedies for deals, even as it has experimented with behavioural remedies in other areas.

DG Comp top economist: zero-price can be special and efficiencies credible

DG Comp top economist: zero-price can be special and efficiencies credible

10 February 2020

The new chief competition economist at the European Commission has predicted that the commission will offer additional theories of harm about data, but will be open to hearing efficiencies claims for mergers.

Lawyers see new politicisation of merger review

Lawyers see new politicisation of merger review

10 February 2020

As politicians have waded further into the waters of antitrust lately, some practitioners say enforcement is increasingly politicised.

Deferred prosecution offers middle-ground solution, DOJ official says

Deferred prosecution offers middle-ground solution, DOJ official says

07 February 2020

Deferred prosecution agreements can provide an important middle ground between declining to prosecute and securing a conviction, the head of criminal enforcement at the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said.

CMA official defends rhetoric on free markets

CMA official defends rhetoric on free markets

07 February 2020

The executive director for markets and mergers at the UK’s competition authority has vigorously countered a lawyer’s claims that the agency doesn’t believe in free markets anymore.

Enforcers from the Americas head to GCR Live Cartels

Enforcers from the Americas head to GCR Live Cartels

10 January 2020

The heads of the Brazilian, Chilean, Mexican and Canadian competition authorities are confirmed for GCR Live 5th Annual Cartels in Washington, DC.