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“Very significant” increase in leniency filings amid cost of living crisis, DG Comp official says

The European Commission has received a “very significant uptick” in leniency applications this year, leading to concerns that companies are colluding to ease cost of living pressures, a senior agency official has said.

26 May 2023

General Court president warns of added burdens from DMA

The president of the EU’s General Court has warned that an increase in cases stemming from the Digital Markets Act could be a “serious challenge” for the court.

25 May 2023

Vestager calls for formal cooperation agreement with CMA

The European Commission wants to “redo” a cooperation agreement with the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority, even if divergence between the competition authorities is “exceptional” following their split on the Microsoft/Activision tie-up, Margrethe Vestager has said.

25 May 2023

Mundt: Loose definition of sustainability threatens apolitical enforcement

Competition law risks becoming “very politicised” if differing interpretations of sustainability gain traction and begin to influence the enforcement of collaboration on such issues, the head of Germany’s antitrust enforcer has warned.

12 May 2023

FTC steps up cloud computing scrutiny

The Federal Trade Commission needs to “fully understand” how just a handful of companies have come to control a significant majority of the cloud computing industry, Lina Khan has said.

12 May 2023

Senior EU officials set to speak at GCR Live: Law Leaders Europe

The heads of the European Commission’s cartel and digital platforms units will join King’s College London emeritus professor Richard Whish to speak at GCR Live: Law Leaders Europe in Brussels next month.

05 May 2023

Vestager: antitrust enforcement has eased cost of living crisis

Margrethe Vestager has said competition agencies have done their job to help combat the current cost of living crisis, claiming the economic situation could have been even worse without antitrust enforcement.

05 May 2023

Enforcers report witness struggles

Some of the strongest potential witnesses in criminal antitrust cases lack the incentive to testify, a Department of Justice official has said.

05 May 2023

WATCH: GCR Live Law Leaders Global

GCR Live: Law Leaders Global 2023 took place in Miami on 2 and 3 February. Video recordings of two keynote speeches and several panels are now available to watch.

26 April 2023

Vedova: labour enforcement limited by HSR filings

Antitrust enforcers need merging parties to provide more information on their workers to effectively protect competition for labour, the head of the Federal Trade Commission’s bureau of competition has said.

24 April 2023

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