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BRICS enforcers signal joint enforcement action in digital markets

Enforcers in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa plan to coordinate antitrust investigations in the digital economy, a commissioner at Brazil’s competition authority has said.

13 October 2023

German enforcer cautions against global “fix-it-first” solutions

Restructuring deals to remedy anticipated competition concerns is “a very difficult endeavour” in global transactions, a senior official at Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has said.

12 October 2023

Broader approach to sustainability is needed, South African enforcer says

Competition policy should address the broader socio-economic objectives of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, rather than focus narrowly on climate change, a top official at South Africa’s antitrust authority has said.

12 October 2023

FSR not aimed at China, senior EU official says

The EU’s new foreign subsidies regulation was not drafted to target Chinese companies, the head of the unit responsible for the new rules has claimed.

10 October 2023

Canadian minister defends “judicious” competition-law reforms

Canada’s planned amendments to its competition act are purposefully designed to facilitate change as quickly as possible, its Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry has said.

06 October 2023

Canada’s market study reforms are ill-judged, former commissioner says

Measures to bolster the Canadian antitrust watchdog’s market study powers have politicised the agency, a former competition commissioner has said.

06 October 2023

Boswell: Stats show Canada’s competitive intensity has decreased

Canada’s Competition Bureau will soon publish a report that supports the need for a “significant course correction” in the country’s approach to competition.

05 October 2023

Economic experts urged to “make good” on their duty to assist courts

Expert witnesses must remember that their primary duty is to assist the courts, despite their "natural" and "instinctive" urge to please their instructing clients, a member of the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has said.

05 October 2023

French agency concerned about national courts lowering fines, senior official says

A senior official at France’s Competition Authority has said that recent court decisions lowering the agency’s fines could “weaken the dissuasive effect of penalties”.

29 September 2023

Gender considerations will lead to better competition enforcement, say experts

Competition authorities must adopt a “gender lens” in their work to consider the diversity of leadership boards and incorporate gender into merger and cartel analysis, a group of competition experts have said.

29 September 2023

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