Conference coverage

Khan: Meta ruling significant for market definition and entry

The Federal Trade Commission’s failed bid to block Meta Platforms/Within Unlimited was disappointing but has laid a favourable groundwork for enforcers seeking to define an antitrust market and prove it is too concentrated, Lina Khan has said.

28 March 2023

DMU head previews divergence between UK and EU digital regulation

The “participative approach” of the UK’s forthcoming digital markets legislation will give third parties a say in creating tailored obligations and designing remedies, the director of the country’s Digital Markets Unit has said.

24 March 2023

Ex-DOJ official to co-chair GCR Live: Cartels

Morrison & Foerster partner Lisa Phelan will chair GCR Live: Cartels alongside Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr partner Thomas Mueller on 7 June.

24 March 2023

DG Comp official confirms likelihood of private DMA enforcement

Some provisions of the EU’s Digital Markets Act will be directly enforceable in national courts both in standalone and follow-on claims, although future litigation will clarify the scope of that private enforcement, a European Commission official has said.

22 March 2023

Hong Kong may rely on remedy packages from other jurisdictions in digital economy

Hong Kong’s Competition Commission is considering whether it can apply behavioural remedies approved by other competition enforcers against digital companies within the territory, a top official at the agency has said.

22 March 2023

ACCC warns region will experience gas shortfall unless competition is boosted

Improving access to storage facilities and transport pipelines will improve competition in Australia’s east coast gas market and prevent the region from experiencing a shortfall by 2027, a commissioner at the country’s competition watchdog has said.

21 March 2023

Vestager: more state aid tax probes incoming

The European Commission plans to launch new investigations into apparently unfair tax deals between member states and powerful companies, despite recent court rulings going against the enforcer, Margrethe Vestager has said.

20 March 2023

Ofcom chief economist wary of remedies in telecoms deals

The UK’s communications regulator will need to see a “real demonstration” that access remedies in telecoms mergers will be a “different story” than in the past because they have not previously worked well, the agency’s chief economist has said.

10 March 2023

“Blood will be spilt” over DMA’s compatibility with Germany’s Section 19A, lawyer says

Lawyers have warned that overlaps between the EU’s Digital Markets Act and Germany’s enhanced competition rules for digital gatekeepers will likely need to be resolved by the European Court of Justice.

10 March 2023

Whish set to return to GCR Live: Law Leaders Europe

GCR Live’s Law Leaders Europe conference in Brussels this June will focus on the increasingly fragmented enforcement regimes across the continent, with King’s College London emeritus professor Richard Whish once again presenting his sparkling review of the past year.

10 March 2023

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