Conference coverage

EU enforcers clash over regulating the digital world

Competition enforcers across Europe are divided over whether ex ante regulation is necessary to tackle market power in the digital economy.

08 October 2019

Microsoft VP: enforcers need a test for data sharing

Antitrust enforcement can “shift the culture” in technology companies, but it is often not the best way to remedy harms in the digital economy, a senior Microsoft official has said.

08 October 2019

Lawyers disagree on the scope of damages liability from settlements

Mark Simpson and Laurent Geelhand have clashed on the possibility of companies calculating potential damages before reaching a settlement with competition enforcers.

03 October 2019

Experts debate new excessive-pricing test

Lawyers are “crying out” for courts to develop excessive-pricing analysis beyond the two-pronged United Brands test, a senior UK competition barrister has said, as economists warned against complicating the status quo.

03 October 2019

UK courts made a “nonsense” of Visa/Mastercard litigation, says former CAT president

Sir Christopher Bellamy has said that UK courts made a “nonsense” of the interchange fee claims against Visa and Mastercard, and the country “urgently needs” US-style judicial panels to hear common issues in cases brought by multiple claimants.

03 October 2019

Trucks class action lawyer calls for quick compensation

A Dutch lawyer bringing a follow-on claim has called on truck makers and their lawyers to “enter into a dialogue” on quick compensation for transport companies, to restore confidence to the market.

03 October 2019

Companies need more guidance on digital economy, Dutch enforcer says

The head of the Netherlands’ antitrust enforcer has called for competition authorities to give more guidance to companies in the digital economy.

01 October 2019

GCR Pod Episode 8: GCR Live Competition Litigation preview

GCR Live 11th Annual Competition Litigation in London is happening this week. Emily Craig talked with conference chairs Nicholas Heaton and Laurent Geelhand about what to expect. Registration for the conference is complimentary for government officials and in-house counsel.

01 October 2019

State aid recovery cannot fully restore competition, EU official says

Restoring effective competition to where it would have been in the absence of wrongful state aid “is never going to happen,” a European Commission official has said.

18 September 2019

Mosso: DG Comp will “rethink” state aid rules

The European Commission will review and reform state aid rules during the next five-year political mandate, its deputy director-general of state aid has said.

17 September 2019

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