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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

Chinese scrutiny of Big Tech is over, academic says

China’s crackdown on large technology platforms is likely to ease off for the remainder of the year due to government concerns that aggressive enforcement could harm the economy, a leading antitrust academic has said.

13 June 2022

Powers: no need for more Section 2 guidance

A top antitrust official at the Department of Justice has rejected calls for the agency to provide additional guidance as it looks to prosecute its first criminal monopolisation case in over four decades.

08 June 2022

National enforcers push back on Guersent’s proposal to pool antitrust and DMA evidence

The heads of the Swedish and Lithuanian competition authorities have questioned whether national enforcers have the incentive and legal ability to assist the European Commission in its enforcement of the Digital Markets Act.

07 June 2022

EU’s powers may need “boost” to match ECN+, official says

The European Commission’s review of the EU’s modernisation regulation could reveal a need to strengthen the enforcer's powers to match those of national competition authorities under the ECN+ directive, a senior commission official has said.

06 June 2022

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