Conference coverage

Vestager: EU may introduce competition rules for “digital gatekeepers”

The European Commission is considering imposing legal obligations on gatekeepers of digital platforms to remedy or prevent “commercial imbalances”, the EU’s competition commissioner has said.

24 April 2020

DG Comp official: EU is considering “restorative or prescriptive” antitrust remedies

A senior official at the European Commission has said it is considering whether it needs to impose broader remedies in antitrust cases that go beyond the usual “cease and desist” requirements.

24 April 2020

Competition proceedings “undermined” by government intervention, African practitioners allege

Lawyers in South Africa and Botswana are concerned that government ministers’ interventions in merger control and antitrust probes are undermining the competition law process.

22 April 2020

Coronavirus will likely lead to more cartels, ex-DOJ official warns

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to lead to an increase in cartels and global cartel enforcement, a former enforcer at the US Department of Justice has said.

21 April 2020

GCR awards and GCR Live Cartels to go ahead

As the American Bar Association confirmed its antitrust spring meeting in April is proceeding as planned, GCR can confirm we are also proceeding with our 10th Annual Awards Ceremony and GCR Live 5th Annual Cartels conference.

05 March 2020

CMA chairman: digitisation requires “major adjustments” to competition policy

The chairman of the UK's Competition and Markets Authority has urged enforcers to make greater use of “soft power” tools such as international cooperation to better respond to the challenges of digitisation.

04 March 2020

Focus on merger control to combat big tech, enforcers urge

Most of the complaints that the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority receives stem from a past merger that has had subsequent market effects, the enforcer’s chief executive has said.

03 March 2020

CMA official: Lawmakers “worrying” about digital markets

Governments and regulators worldwide are “worrying” about how to regulate digital markets, an official at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has said.

02 March 2020

Slaughter: US FTC should disclose probes

The US Federal Trade Commission should consider making its investigations public to increase accountability, a commissioner at the agency has suggested.

02 March 2020

CMA may hold more witness interviews in merger probes

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority is “increasingly considering” making use of its witness interview powers to gather evidence in merger investigations, the enforcer’s chief executive has said.

02 March 2020

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