10 September 2019
An expert report commissioned by Germany’s economic ministry has suggested EU-wide legislation to regulate dominant online platforms and access to data, alongside establishing a digital markets board within the European Commission.
10 July 2019
In an attempt to prevent parallel pricing tactics, Romania’s competition authority has urged the country’s parliament to ban fuel stations from raising their prices outside of set times.
04 July 2019
The new digital strategy at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority includes scaling up its data unit, considering regulation, reviewing whether acquisitions by dominant players require closer scrutiny, and delivering a market study into online platforms and digital advertising.
02 July 2019
Portugal’s Competition Authority has warned that using algorithms to monitor and set prices could give rise to several anticompetitive practices, including discriminatory pricing and tacit collusion.
10 June 2019
The UK’s competition enforcer has issued a legally binding order to help improve competition in the investment consultancy and the fiduciary management markets, following its market inquiry into the sector.
04 June 2019
An expert report commissioned by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has suggested revising merger control rules to combat underenforcement in the digital sector on deals such as Facebook/Instagram and Google/Waze.
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.