Conference coverage

Tickets available for GCR Live: Global Merger Control in Brussels

GCR Live: Global Merger Control is returning to Brussels in October, with panels discussing high-profile deals, novel theories of harm both within and outside the technology sector and the role of economics in merger assessment.

26 July 2022

DMA obligations influenced by unresolved tech cases, Whish says

The list of obligations imposed on designated gatekeepers under the EU’s Digital Markets Act has clearly been influenced by the European Commission’s “embryonic” abuse of dominance cases despite those theories of harm currently going unconfirmed, a leading antitrust expert has said.

13 July 2022

EU wary of creating “legislative monster” with new foreign subsidy rules

The head of the European Commission’s taskforce on foreign subsidies has pushed back against criticisms from practitioners that the incoming regulation creates uncertainty, arguing the bloc would have created a “legislative monster” if the new rules were too prescriptive.

12 July 2022

CMA official says application numbers not only way to measure success of leniency programme

A senior official at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has said the number of leniency applications submitted to an agency is not the only way to measure the success of an enforcer’s leniency programme.

29 June 2022

Latin America should expect influx of no-poach cases, says former enforcer

Antitrust agencies in South America are following in the footsteps of those in the US and Europe by turning their focus to probing collusion in the labour market, a former Brazilian enforcer has said.

28 June 2022

Former enforcers clash over cooperating with FBI

A former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and three former antitrust enforcers have disagreed over whether competition lawyers should advise companies to speak with FBI agents during so-called “knock-and-talk” interviews.

28 June 2022

Tickets still available for GCR Live: Law Leaders Europe

The president of Spain’s antitrust watchdog and several European Commission officials are set to speak at GCR Live: Law Leaders Europe next month.

23 June 2022

CMA using data science to screen evidence

The director of data science at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has said work conducted by his unit now means the agency can more efficiently vet evidence submitted by parties in antitrust investigations.

16 June 2022

Give data scientists top roles at antitrust agencies, Coscelli says

The outgoing head of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has said that technology experts such as data scientists or behavioural economists should be promoted to the most senior roles at antitrust agencies.

15 June 2022

Guersent: EU considering new chief tech officer role to assist antitrust cases

The European Commission is exploring appointing a chief technology officer to work on antitrust cases, the agency’s director-general for competition has said.

15 June 2022

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