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Former ECJ judge says UK and EU courts may diverge after Brexit

A former judge at the European Court of Justice has warned that the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union could cause both jurisdictions to diverge on abuse of dominance enforcement and lead to conflicting appellate court rulings.

03 November 2020

Still time to sign up for GCR Interactive: Women In Antitrust

GCR Interactive: Women In Antitrust will take place on 17 and 18 November, hosting panels about the impact of the US election, proposed regulation of online platforms and how competition agencies have reacted to the coronavirus pandemic.

03 November 2020

WATCH: GCR Brussels Interactive - The bigger picture

GCR Brussels Interactive: The bigger picture took place on 21 and 22 September. A full recording is now available to watch.

26 October 2020

Chopra calls for new era of enforcement, Wilson urges caution

Federal Trade Commission members Rohit Chopra and Christine Wilson have offered clashing views on whether to embrace major proposals to overhaul US antitrust law.

22 October 2020

CMA official denies “cookie-cutter” approach to merger reviews

An official at the UK’s antitrust watchdog has denied that the agency uses a “one-size-fits-all” strategy when it appoints case teams to handle merger investigations.

21 October 2020

System for merger challenges needs reviewing, Delrahim says

Department of Justice antitrust head Makan Delrahim has said the system for resolving merger disputes between US competition enforcers and companies “requires some review as well”, following a congressional report calling for a revamp of the nation’s antitrust laws.

13 October 2020

EU enforcers dispute role of antitrust in achieving green goals

Officials from several European antitrust agencies have clashed over whether – and to what extent – competition policy should help foster sustainable development and green initiatives.

28 September 2020

DG Comp chief economist backs ex ante regulation of digital gatekeepers

Current competition rules alone are “not an effective way” to deal with possible anticompetitive conduct by digital companies, the chief economist at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition has said.

23 September 2020

Conner: Section 2 gives FTC better chance to block anticompetitive mergers

Relying on the Sherman Act’s anti-monopolisation rules as well as the traditional merger control laws can give the Federal Trade Commission a better chance to stop potentially anticompetitive deals, the director of the agency’s competition bureau has said.

23 September 2020

EU to accept below threshold merger referrals

The European Commission will accept merger referrals from national competition authorities even if a tie-up falls below national thresholds to ensure it catches deals that could seriously affect competition.

11 September 2020

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