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Competition policy “needs to change”, says Snoep

Competition enforcement will become irrelevant if it does not adapt, the head of the Dutch competition authority has said.

11 December 2019

De Silva: Privacy is not always critical for antitrust enforcers

Competition authorities should interact more closely with data protection agencies, but privacy is not a crucial consideration in all competition matters, the president of France’s Competition Authority has said.

10 December 2019

Mundt: German amendments are “revolutionary”

Allowing Germany's Federal Cartel Office to intervene in the conduct of certain digital companies is a “step in the right direction”, the enforcer’s president has said.

10 December 2019

Include environmental costs in competition analysis, Dolmans urges

Environmentalism and competition policy are not inherently opposed, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton partner Maurits Dolmans has argued, while the EU’s competition commissioner said such policy alone cannot stop climate change.

09 December 2019

DG Comp launches review of market definitions

Margrethe Vestager has announced that her first initiative in her second term as EU competition commissioner will be to review and amend how the enforcer defines markets.

09 December 2019

SEP constitutes a relevant market, Chinese judge says

A standard-essential patent constitutes its own relevant market, a judge on the Beijing High Court has commented.

06 December 2019

CMA must balance speed with public interest, says CMA official

The UK’s competition authority is “really conscious” of balancing the speed of its merger control processes and the public interest, a CMA official said.

04 December 2019

Young enforcers discuss obstacles to cooperation

Officials from antitrust authorities in Croatia and Romania have noted their surprise at the informality of exchanges between their agencies and well-established enforcers.

03 December 2019

Jenny: Globalisation created “fragmented” competition regimes

Globalisation has resulted in “complex and fragmented legal orders”, which in turn reduces the benefits that a global economy provides, the head of the Organisation for Cooperation and Development’s competition committee has said.

26 November 2019

Leniency unsuccessful in Kenya, says authority head

Kenya’s leniency regime is ineffective because companies distrust government bodies and are reluctant to “snitch”, the head of its antitrust authority has said.

26 November 2019

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