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Digital issues are not new to EU antitrust law, General Court president says

The president of the EU’s General Court has said that concerns about digital markets relating to algorithms, tying and access to data do not present new challenges for competition authorities.

13 September 2021

China touts regional cooperation while absent from ICN

A top official at China’s antitrust authority has said a major trade agreement signed by 15 Asia-Pacific nations last year will provide a good platform for multilateral cooperation, while acknowledging that the agency is still absent from the International Competition Network.

27 August 2021

ASEAN enforcers detail progress during pandemic

Antitrust enforcers in southeast Asia have set out the progress they have made during the covid-19 pandemic, which includes increasing advocacy efforts and capacity as well as preparing themselves to implement key reforms.

26 August 2021

Malaysian enforcer optimistic top court will reverse unfavourable rulings

The chief executive at Malaysia’s competition watchdog has said he hopes that the country’s top court will undo adverse findings in a pair of high-profile cases involving Grab and Malaysia Airlines and set good precedent for future enforcement.

26 August 2021

Top EU state aid official to speak at virtual GCR conference

Koen Van de Casteele, the European Commission’s head of state aid policy, will deliver the keynote address at GCR Connect: State Aid next month.

25 August 2021

Shapiro warns that updating merger guidelines would pose serious risks

A former chief economist at the Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said courts might reject changes to the US antitrust agencies’ horizontal merger guidelines if they are not done properly.

18 August 2021

Phillips: FTC making huge promises without a clear roadmap

A Republican member of the Federal Trade Commission has said he will keep an open mind about the Democratic majority’s desire to overhaul the agency but questioned the leadership’s plan for implementing any changes.

17 August 2021

WATCH: GCR Connect: Law Leaders Europe

GCR Connect: Law Leaders Europe took place on 12 and 13 July. Full recordings of both days are now available to watch.

05 August 2021

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

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