Conference coverage

WATCH: GCR Connect: Sustainability and Cooperation

GCR Connect: Sustainability and Cooperation took place on 28 April. A full recording is now available to watch.

01 June 2021

Guersent and Grenfell to headline GCR Live in Brussels

Global Competition Review will host its first in-person conference in over a year this July in Brussels, as we welcome lawyers, enforcers and academics to GCR Live: Law Leaders Europe.

26 May 2021

Enforcers must embrace algorithms, Régibeau says

Competition agencies should consider using algorithms to detect potential “killer acquisitions”, the European Commission’s chief competition economist has said.

24 May 2021

Let national agencies enforce aspects of Digital Markets Act, Spanish head says

Not only should national competition authorities play a key role in influencing the enforcement of the EU’s proposed Digital Markets Act, but they should also assume some of its powers, the head of Spain’s National Commission for Markets and Competition has said.

20 May 2021

Data access orders will require input from companies, German enforcer says

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office will work closely with businesses as and when it issues a decision ordering a company to grant access to its data under far-reaching new competition rules that came into force earlier this year, the head of its General Policy Division has said.

20 May 2021

Snoep: EU must adapt competition rules to meet new climate goals

The head of the Dutch competition authority has said the European Commission must adapt its exemption test for horizontal agreements between competitors that reduce environmental harm if the bloc wants to meet its ambitious climate goals.

28 April 2021

WATCH: GCR Interactive: Pharmaceuticals

GCR Interactive: Pharmaceuticals took place on 11 March. A full recording is now available to watch.

07 April 2021

Slaughter: Support for more nascent competition cases is bipartisan

There is broad bipartisan support for challenging more mergers that would eliminate potential rivals, acting Federal Trade Commission chair Rebecca Kelly Slaughter has said.

29 March 2021

FTC “dusting off” old tools as SCOTUS reviews disgorgement authority, Slaughter says

Rebecca Kelly Slaughter has said the agency is already “dusting off tools that we haven’t used for a long time” – such as its ability to impose civil fines – in case the Supreme Court rules that the agency cannot seek monetary relief for consumers.

29 March 2021

Vestager: EU is “rethinking” deals involving nascent competitors

The European Commission is allowing national enforcers to refer deals to it that fall below their own notification thresholds in the hope that this will allow the agency to review more acquisitions of nascent competitors, the EU’s competition commissioner has said.

26 March 2021

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