19 December 2018
While the UK’s antitrust watchdog urges an auction-based model of allocating airport slots – the right to take off or land at a given time – a leading European aviation lawyer has derided the enforcer’s recommendations as “poorly thought out [and] poorly substantiated.”
18 December 2018
Companies that operate both audit and consulting services should be split into separate companies with separate management, accounts and remuneration in order to improve the quality of auditing services, the UK’s competition enforcer has said.
13 December 2018
Japan’s Fair Trade Commission reportedly will survey the business practices of Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple, while an agency study group has recommended the enforcer further investigates the conduct of digital platforms.
29 October 2018
Mexico’s competition enforcer is investigating the card payment systems market for barriers to entry, which could end with the agency imposing remedies on the market.
10 October 2018
The UK’s competition authority has launched a market study into the audit sector, following calls from lawmakers for the break-up of the so-called Big Four accountancy firms.
28 September 2018
Ireland’s antitrust authority has backed the creation of a new economic regulator for the household waste collection market, to address competition concerns in a sector it says tends to produce natural monopolies that give consumers little power.
13 September 2018
Denmark’s National Audit Office has criticised the country’s competition enforcer and state prosecutor for taking too long to conclude antitrust cases.
12 September 2018
Germany’s government has set up a new investigatory commission to evaluate whether the country’s competition law should be amended to respond to unique antitrust challenges in the digital economy – a week after another agency published recommendations on the same topic.
05 September 2018
Israel’s Antitrust Authority has begun a review examining competition within the country’s digital economy, soliciting feedback on whether it should adapt its approach within the online market.
07 August 2018
In a damning report that criticises the lack of competition in the financial services sector, an Australian governmental research body has recommended that the country’s antitrust watchdog lead reform of the industry.