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CMA to release digital advertising market study report

CMA to release digital advertising market study report

13 December 2019

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority will release its interim report on its market study into online platforms and digital advertising next week, an official has said.

CMA chief economist sees clear underenforcement in tech mergers

CMA chief economist sees clear underenforcement in tech mergers

13 December 2019

Competition authorities have clearly not enforced enough against technology mergers, the chief economist at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has said.

Ex-CMA official to represent UK forex claimants

Ex-CMA official to represent UK forex claimants

13 December 2019

A former economist at the UK’s competition enforcer has filed the second collective proceeding at the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal to claim damages against banks for their roles in the EU foreign exchange cartel.

Firms promote and expand across Europe, Chile and Australia

Firms promote and expand across Europe, Chile and Australia

13 December 2019

Economic consulting firm Compass Lexecon has opened a new competition practice in Chile, while Copenhagen Economics, Clayton Utz, Gleiss Lutz and ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law have promoted members to partner and counsel.

Coca-Cola bottler stops exclusivity in Croatia

Coca-Cola bottler stops exclusivity in Croatia

13 December 2019

Croatia’s competition authority has accepted commitments from Coca-Cola’s local bottling partner to rectify concerns over the company's exclusivity purchasing provisions.

Dutch enforcer issues record fine over deleted messages

Dutch enforcer issues record fine over deleted messages

13 December 2019

The Netherlands’ competition watchdog has fined a company €1.84 million because its employees deleted WhatsApp messages and left group chats during a dawn raid.

See you in 2020! The Asia-Pacific Tipline for 13 December 2019

13 December 2019

Today marks our last Asia-Pacific Tipline of 2019. Thanks to all the readers for joining in GCR’s newest endeavour – we look forward to bringing even more content to your inboxes in 2020. Any Asia-Pacific news next week will go into our daily London briefing; and then the whole team shuts down until the new year, with the exception of any major breaking news. For now, check out our coverage from last week’s GCR Live IP and Antitrust Beijing, a busy week in Australia and much more.

UK raises concerns about Amazon/Deliveroo

UK raises concerns about Amazon/Deliveroo

12 December 2019

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has cited potential competition from Amazon re-entering the restaurant food delivery business as a reason to scrutinise the company’s minority investment in Deliveroo.

ECJ: subsidy providers can claim damages from cartel

ECJ: subsidy providers can claim damages from cartel

12 December 2019

Competition law would be “seriously undermined” if the right to claim cartel damages were limited to suppliers and customers of the cartelised market, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

Germany fines steel cartelists €646 million

Germany fines steel cartelists €646 million

12 December 2019

Germany’s competition enforcer has fined Thyssenkrupp, Ilsenburger and Voestalpine a combined €646 million for a 12-year scheme that fixed the price of rolled steel plates.