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CMA to release digital advertising market study report

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority will release its interim report on its market study into online platforms and digital advertising next week, an official has said.

13 December 2019

CMA chief economist sees clear underenforcement in tech mergers

Competition authorities have clearly not enforced enough against technology mergers, the chief economist at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has said.

13 December 2019

Tribunal decision for overlapping actions is “surprising”, says Dietzel

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal’s decision to hear applications for overlapping collective proceedings in the trucks case is “not properly thought out”, a competition litigator has said.

11 December 2019

Deutsche Bahn/Mastercard did not answer applicable law question, says UK barrister

UK litigation between Deutsche Bahn and Mastercard concerning limitation periods in damages claims "has not answered fully the question" of applicable law, Kassie Smith QC has said.

11 December 2019

Competition policy “needs to change”, says Snoep

Competition enforcement will become irrelevant if it does not adapt, the head of the Dutch competition authority has said.

11 December 2019

De Silva: Privacy is not always critical for antitrust enforcers

Competition authorities should interact more closely with data protection agencies, but privacy is not a crucial consideration in all competition matters, the president of France’s Competition Authority has said.

10 December 2019

Mundt: German amendments are “revolutionary”

Allowing Germany's Federal Cartel Office to intervene in the conduct of certain digital companies is a “step in the right direction”, the enforcer’s president has said.

10 December 2019

Include environmental costs in competition analysis, Dolmans urges

Environmentalism and competition policy are not inherently opposed, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton partner Maurits Dolmans has argued, while the EU’s competition commissioner said such policy alone cannot stop climate change.

09 December 2019

DG Comp launches review of market definitions

Margrethe Vestager has announced that her first initiative in her second term as EU competition commissioner will be to review and amend how the enforcer defines markets.

09 December 2019

SEP constitutes a relevant market, Chinese judge says

A standard-essential patent constitutes its own relevant market, a judge on the Beijing High Court has commented.

06 December 2019

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