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Google counsel: digital enforcement should not alter legal certainty

Google counsel: digital enforcement should not alter legal certainty

14 October 2019

Enforcers should be wary about introducing tools specific to the digital sector because such measures would fundamentally reduce legal certainty, Google’s senior competition counsel has said.

Singapore probes online food sectors

Singapore probes online food sectors

14 October 2019

Singapore’s antitrust watchdog has launched an investigation into the online food delivery and virtual kitchen sectors.

CADE president: challenges to merger decisions are important

CADE president: challenges to merger decisions are important

11 October 2019

Third-party challenges to merger decisions by Brazil’s competition authority are “a very important part of the process”, the agency’s president has said.

Sabre fined for noncooperation in merger review

Sabre fined for noncooperation in merger review

11 October 2019

The UK’s competition watchdog has fined Sabre £20,000 for being late to provide documents that the company had not initially handed over for the US review of its takeover of rival Farelogix.

EU court accepts interveners in Google Android case

EU court accepts interveners in Google Android case

11 October 2019

The EU General Court has approved 11 applications to intervene in Google’s appeal against the European Commission’s Android decision.

National enforcers seek more power in digital markets

National enforcers seek more power in digital markets

11 October 2019

Competition authorities in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands have asked the EU to enable them to impose remedies on dominant digital companies without first establishing a legal infringement.

Interview with Thailand's vice chair of competition enforcement

Interview with Thailand's vice chair of competition enforcement

11 October 2019

Krisda Piampongsant, the vice chair at Thailand’s Trade Competition Commission, spoke at GCR Live Singapore in March about a variety of issues. We caught up with him to find out how they are going six months later.

Ireland accepts FRAND commitment for media acquisition

Ireland accepts FRAND commitment for media acquisition

10 October 2019

Ireland’s competition authority has conditionally approved a newspaper advertising sales agency’s acquisition of two local media titles, subject to the merged entity allocating advertising business on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms.

States seek delay of T-Mobile/Sprint settlement review

States seek delay of T-Mobile/Sprint settlement review

10 October 2019

More than a dozen US states trying to block a merger have asked a federal court to delay its review of an antitrust settlement T-Mobile and Sprint agreed with the US Department of Justice.

Cycling groups call for antitrust probe of governing body

Cycling groups call for antitrust probe of governing body

10 October 2019

Two cycling organisations have filed separate complaints to the European Commission, alleging that the world governing body for sports cycling breached competition law.