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DMA will be a “challenge” for EU courts, General Court president admits

The president of the EU General Court has said his “main concern” about the Digital Markets Act is how the EU courts are going to “deliver fast enough” on the amount of litigation that is likely to arise.

31 March 2022

EU to evaluate modernisation regulation

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has announced that her agency will launch a review “in the coming months” into “the central plank” of the bloc’s antitrust enforcement framework, which empowers national competition authorities to enforce regional rules.

31 March 2022

UK class action defendants likely to challenge certification after it’s awarded, litigator warns

The certification of a class action is an “ongoing process” that can be revoked “at any time” after the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has formally certified a collective claim, a UK competition lawyer has said.

25 March 2022

UK class representatives warn of “inordinate delays” to justice

The delays to collective actions in the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal can be “a matter of life and death”, one of the class representatives bringing those cases has said.

25 March 2022

Enforcers are “unwilling” to tackle exploitative abuses, UK class rep says

The competition law academic spearheading the UK’s £2.3 billion proposed class action against Meta has criticised antitrust agencies for not pursuing exploitative abuses because they think they are “too difficult”.

18 March 2022

WATCH: GCR Connect: Sustainability & Cooperation

GCR Connect: Sustainability & Cooperation took place on 23 February. A full recording is now available to watch.

16 March 2022

Régibeau denies DMA is a “car crash”

The European Commission’s chief economist has pushed back against criticism that the EU’s Digital Markets Act is the “slowest car crash in history”.

15 March 2022

Burden of proof in Intel ruling is “completely unreasonable”, Régibeau says

The different burdens of proof in the Intel and the Google Shopping judgments highlight a “clear issue” in the EU General Court’s analysis, the European Commission’s chief competition economist has said.

15 March 2022

CCI chair calls for greater input from academia

The chair of India's antitrust watchdog has said there should be greater collaboration between his agency and the academic community to bolster antitrust economic analysis, but cautioned that such analysis must fit within the established legal framework.

07 March 2022

Cooperation is not needed for sustainability, economist claims

Rivals working together on sustainability initiatives might lead to a lower standard than if they were to compete on those same projects, a competition economist has said.

02 March 2022

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