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EU will soon legislate against anticompetitive foreign subsidies, Vestager says

The European Commission hopes to put out draft legislation aimed at tackling distortive foreign subsidies in the next three or four months, the EU’s competition commissioner has said.

04 March 2021

DMA is not the end of antitrust enforcement, Guersent says

The director-general of the European Commission’s competition authority has stressed that the agency will not be giving up on traditional antitrust enforcement in the digital economy following the introduction of the Digital Markets Act.

02 March 2021

Powers: Recent deferred prosecution agreements not part of a trend

The recent uptick in deferred prosecution agreements with defendants accused of committing antitrust crimes is based on the application of existing policies, not a broader trend, the acting head of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said.

01 March 2021

Still time to book your place at GCR’s virtual TMT event

Tickets are still available for GCR Interactive: Telecoms, Media & Technology next week, which features a keynote address from the director general of the EU’s antitrust enforcer and a roundtable discussion with competition officials from the EU, UK and Italy.

26 February 2021

Companies appear less deterred by merger enforcement, CMA official says

The senior director of mergers at the UK’s antitrust authority has said companies appear to have a larger appetite for deals that raise competition concerns, while pushing back against claims that the agency has actively toughened up its approach to merger control.

24 February 2021

Enforcers hone in on labour markets

The heads of antitrust authorities in the US, Portugal and Spain have said their agencies are keeping a close eye on competition issues in labour markets to help boost economies as they recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

24 February 2021

Agency heads to speak at GCR Interactive: Cartels

Tickets are still available for GCR Interactive: Cartels later this month, where top officials from competition authorities in the US, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and Colombia will discuss the hottest trends in cartel enforcement.

09 February 2021

Sunshine: Documents don’t tell the full story

Internal company documents can make for compelling evidence, but it is important for enforcers to recognise the broader context in which they are delivered, a former Department of Justice official has said.

08 February 2021

UK FDI regime not based on economic concerns, government official says

A UK government official has said the country’s proposed foreign investment bill will give the state “significant powers” to intervene in deals that could affect national security, but critics have warned that the law could chill much-needed investment.

04 February 2021

Matos Rosa: Competition is key to green innovation

The president of the Portuguese Competition Authority has said enforcers need to “demystify” the view that competition policy is an obstacle to sustainability initiatives.

04 February 2021

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