Conference coverage

Sims warns of pitfalls to privatisation

The head of Australia’s competition authority has warned that privatisation can create monopolies and lead to higher prices, reduced efficiency and economic harm when it does not allow for competition or regulation.

30 July 2021

Sayyed fears competition rulemaking is a waste of time

Attempts by the Federal Trade Commission’s Democratic majority to write antitrust rules are likely a waste of time, a former commission official has said.

23 July 2021

Ex-FTC official: More merger investigations does not equal more litigation

An increased number of merger investigations by the Federal Trade Commission may not automatically translate into more cases challenging deals, according to a former agency official.

23 July 2021

WATCH: GCR Connect: Antitrust in the Digital Economy

GCR Connect: Antitrust in the Digital Economy took place from 15 to 17 June. Full recordings of all three days are now available to watch.

23 July 2021

Slaughter: FTC will seek more than a breakup in Facebook case

Federal Trade Commission member Rebecca Kelly Slaughter has said the agency will likely want additional remedies in its case against Facebook beyond just the divestitures of Instagram and WhatsApp.

28 June 2021

Guersent and de Silva to feature at virtual GCR conference

Top enforcers including the director-general of the European Commission’s antitrust watchdog and the president of France’s Competition Authority will speak at GCR Connect: Law Leaders Europe next month.

24 June 2021

Slaughter: Don’t rule out privacy remedy in Facebook case

Federal Trade Commission member Rebecca Kelly Slaughter has suggested that a remedy that could address Facebook’s control over data could still be on the table in the agency’s monopolisation lawsuit against the company.

21 June 2021

Guersent and Marsden debate DMA procedures

The director-general of the EU’s competition authority has rejected suggestions from a co-author of the Furman Review to improve the “institutional structure” of the Digital Markets Act.

18 June 2021

Digital economy to remain a priority for China

A top official at China’s antitrust authority has said that strong competition policy is necessary to develop the digital economy for the benefit of consumers, suggesting that enforcement in the sector will remain a key priority for the agency.

17 June 2021

House Judiciary Committee to mark up antitrust bills next week

The House Judiciary Committee will discuss recently introduced antitrust bills next week, committee chair Jerrold Nadler has said as practitioners and antitrust experts voice concerns about the proposed legislation.

17 June 2021

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