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CMA looks to international enforcers for post-Brexit inspiration

The chief executive of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has said his agency will look to its counterparts in Japan, Canada, Australia and Brazil as “benchmarks” for what kind of enforcer it wants to be as it prepares to take on more global cases post-Brexit.

10 November 2020

German competition law amendments extremely close to finish line, Mundt says

The president of Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has said he expects his agency will be ready to enforce new domestic rules against digital platforms in the first few months of 2021, but warned it still faces challenges in bringing cases.

05 November 2020

Former ECJ judge says UK and EU courts may diverge after Brexit

A former judge at the European Court of Justice has warned that the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union could cause both jurisdictions to diverge on abuse of dominance enforcement and lead to conflicting appellate court rulings.

03 November 2020

Still time to sign up for GCR Interactive: Women In Antitrust

GCR Interactive: Women In Antitrust will take place on 17 and 18 November, hosting panels about the impact of the US election, proposed regulation of online platforms and how competition agencies have reacted to the coronavirus pandemic.

03 November 2020

WATCH: GCR Brussels Interactive - The bigger picture

GCR Brussels Interactive: The bigger picture took place on 21 and 22 September. A full recording is now available to watch.

26 October 2020

Chopra calls for new era of enforcement, Wilson urges caution

Federal Trade Commission members Rohit Chopra and Christine Wilson have offered clashing views on whether to embrace major proposals to overhaul US antitrust law.

22 October 2020

CMA official denies “cookie-cutter” approach to merger reviews

An official at the UK’s antitrust watchdog has denied that the agency uses a “one-size-fits-all” strategy when it appoints case teams to handle merger investigations.

21 October 2020

System for merger challenges needs reviewing, Delrahim says

Department of Justice antitrust head Makan Delrahim has said the system for resolving merger disputes between US competition enforcers and companies “requires some review as well”, following a congressional report calling for a revamp of the nation’s antitrust laws.

13 October 2020

EU enforcers dispute role of antitrust in achieving green goals

Officials from several European antitrust agencies have clashed over whether – and to what extent – competition policy should help foster sustainable development and green initiatives.

28 September 2020

DG Comp chief economist backs ex ante regulation of digital gatekeepers

Current competition rules alone are “not an effective way” to deal with possible anticompetitive conduct by digital companies, the chief economist at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition has said.

23 September 2020

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