Conference coverage

EU enforcers dispute role of antitrust in achieving green goals

Officials from several European antitrust agencies have clashed over whether – and to what extent – competition policy should help foster sustainable development and green initiatives.

28 September 2020

DG Comp chief economist backs ex ante regulation of digital gatekeepers

Current competition rules alone are “not an effective way” to deal with possible anticompetitive conduct by digital companies, the chief economist at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition has said.

23 September 2020

Conner: Section 2 gives FTC better chance to block anticompetitive mergers

Relying on the Sherman Act’s anti-monopolisation rules as well as the traditional merger control laws can give the Federal Trade Commission a better chance to stop potentially anticompetitive deals, the director of the agency’s competition bureau has said.

23 September 2020

EU to accept below threshold merger referrals

The European Commission will accept merger referrals from national competition authorities even if a tie-up falls below national thresholds to ensure it catches deals that could seriously affect competition.

11 September 2020

General Court president outlines antitrust case challenges

Reforms at the EU’s General Court have halved the average length of cases, but it is still unrealistic to expect judges to rule on complex competition law issues in less than 24 months, the court’s president has said.

09 September 2020

Germany set to recommence dawn raids

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office is ready to conduct dawn raids again after pausing inspections due to the coronavirus pandemic, the enforcer’s president has said.

08 September 2020

ASEAN enforcers to join inaugural GCR Interactive Asia-Pacific

Enforcers from 10 antitrust authorities including Japan’s Fair Trade Commission and Thailand’s Office of Trade Competition Commission will speak at GCR Interactive’s first Asia-Pacific virtual conference next month.

06 August 2020

Guersent and Régibeau to join GCR Live's Annual Brussels Conference

The director general and the chief economist of the EU’s antitrust enforcer are set to speak at GCR’s 12th annual Brussels conference in September, alongside officials from agencies in the US and UK.

07 July 2020

Mundt raises concerns over data access remedies

Requiring big technology companies to hand over or share data to remedy anticompetitive conduct could be hard to implement, the head of Germany’s antitrust enforcer has said.

06 July 2020

Excessive pricing is evidence of dominance, UK official says

The ability to charge excessive prices during coronavirus is evidence in itself of dominance and potential abusive conduct, the chief economic advisor at the UK’s antitrust enforcer has said in praising a controversial decision by South Africa’s Competition Tribunal.

10 June 2020

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