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Sims praises Korean law that forces Apple and Google to open up app stores

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chair Rod Sims has praised Korea for passing amendments to its telecommunications law that prohibits Google and Apple from barring third-party payment providers in their application marketplaces.

02 December 2021

Global enforcers to convene at GCR Live: Law Leaders Global in Miami

Enforcers from the EU, UK and the US will convene at GCR Live: Law Leaders Global as it makes its in-person return to Miami in the new year.

30 November 2021

Cracking down on Big Tech acquisitions won’t stifle innovation, ACCC official says

Blocking the acquisitions of startups by big technology companies will not stifle innovation as they can still be purchased by other businesses, a top official at Australia’s antitrust watchdog has said.

23 November 2021

Kovacic: focus on procurement in post-pandemic recovery

A former head of the US Federal Trade Commission has said the “greatest public service” that competition agencies can do in the post-pandemic era is to ensure strong competition in public procurement.

18 November 2021

EU officials disagree over guidance for new EU foreign subsidies rules

A member of the European Parliament and an official at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition have clashed over the need for clearer guidelines on new EU foreign subsidies rules proposed in May.

18 November 2021

Tickets still available for GCR Live: Foreign Investment and Protectionism

Government officials, private practitioners and in-house counsel are preparing to take a truly global look at the myriad of foreign investment screening regimes at next month’s GCR Live: Foreign Investment and Protectionism.

16 November 2021

Wilson: FTC leadership may pose an existential threat to the agency

A Republican member of the Federal Trade Commission says Democratic leadership is undermining the integrity of the agency and the rule of law.

10 November 2021

Enforcers say Brexit has not affected international cooperation

Officials at antitrust authorities in the UK and Spain have said Brexit has not changed how agencies cooperate with the UK enforcer on global deals.

28 October 2021

Sims leans on past experience to defend proposed Google regulation

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chair Rod Sims has said the country’s past experience regulating a dominant telecommunications company shows that it is possible to do the same for Google in the advertising technology space.

27 October 2021

Vestager doubles down on EU cartel enforcement commitments

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has revealed that her agency is scrutinising a decline in leniency applications while also planning multiple dawn raids in the coming months.

22 October 2021

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