15 May 2019
Mexico’s antitrust enforcer overstepped its jurisdiction in its first-ever market inquiry by forcing an airport to redistribute unused take-off and landing slots, a court has held.
26 April 2019
Spain’s competition watchdog has become the latest European enforcer to launch a study into the competitiveness of online advertising.
18 April 2019
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has recommended that the Big Four accountancy firms separate their auditing and consulting operations but stopped short of calling for a legal carve-up of their businesses.
11 April 2019
The Netherlands’ competition authority is investigating whether Apple is abusing its dominance through conditions it imposes on software application developers, after a market study found Apple and Google could exploit their positions as both hosts and competitors on their app marketplaces.
05 April 2019
Some antitrust practitioners have said the authors of an expert report on the EU’s digital competition policy failed to appreciate the enormity and complexity of their recommendations – particularly when requiring access to data as a remedy.
04 April 2019
An expert panel has advised the European Commission that competition policy should adapt to the digital economy by considering new theories of harm, prioritising innovation and requiring interoperability and access to data as a remedy.
02 April 2019
A UK governmental committee has gone beyond the competition enforcer to recommend the top four accountancy firms legally sever their auditing business from other activities, undertake joint audits and limit their number of audits, to promote competition in the “unhealthy” sector.
28 March 2019
The heads of the competition agencies in France and Australia would not welcome the power to impose remedies after conducting market studies because doing so would present several challenges.
11 February 2019
The head of Australia’s antitrust enforcer has said the entry of Facebook and Google into the market for news is not an example of positive “creative destruction”, as the two platforms are not replacing the services they’re endangering.
08 February 2019
Luxembourg’s competition enforcer has published its retail food sector inquiry report, three years after it concluded its review of the market.