Topic: Digital markets

Italian enforcer launches Google online advertising probe

Italy’s Competition Authority has raided Google’s Italian office over allegations the tech company abused its dominance in the online display advertising market by preventing rivals from accessing user data.

28 October 2020

Google’s long-running battle with antitrust enforcers

The Department of Justice may have just filed its monopoly maintenance lawsuit against Google, but its examination of the company comes after more than a decade of antitrust scrutiny on either side of the Atlantic.

26 October 2020

Mexican digital markets probe may spark jurisdictional fight

Mexico’s telecommunications regulator has launched a wide-ranging investigation into competition in several digital markets, including online search and social media, although several lawyers expect the antitrust authority to battle for jurisdiction over the probe.

23 October 2020

Korean antitrust boss says Google harmed competition

The chair of Korea’s antitrust watchdog has reportedly accused Google of distorting competition in the mobile applications market and revealed the agency will aim to complete one of two ongoing probes into the company this year.

23 October 2020

UK enforcer challenges Viagogo/StubHub deal

The UK’s competition watchdog has warned that it may have to block Viagogo’s already completed €3.3 billion acquisition of rival ticket reseller StubHub, after raising major concerns about the effectiveness of potential structural remedies.

22 October 2020

CMA bemoans Facebook’s lack of cooperation in Giphy deal

The UK’s antitrust watchdog has argued that Facebook’s refusal to provide certain requested information prevented it from properly considering an exemption request from an interim order that temporarily halted its acquisition of Giphy.

20 October 2020

EU market definition notice must address multi-sided platforms, ABA says

The American Bar Association has urged the European Commission to update its market definition notice to provide guidance on how it intends to analyse and intervene in cases involving multi-sided markets and digital platforms.

20 October 2020

Facebook accuses CMA of flawed analysis in exemption request

Facebook has alleged that the UK’s competition agency failed to consider basic elements of its exemption request from an interim order the authority imposed on its deal to acquire Giphy.

19 October 2020

CMA will probe Google and Facebook if regulation stalls

The head of the UK’s competition authority has said his agency will open investigations into Google and Facebook if the country’s government does not implement a regulatory framework for the digital market within one year.

19 October 2020

Cartel claim against Uber goes to India’s Supreme Court

India’s top court will hear the merits of a case against Uber and Ola alleging that they operate an anticompetitive pricing model.

19 October 2020

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