Law: Digital Markets Act (EU)

TikTok seeks interim measures against DMA designation

TikTok has asked the EU's General Court to suspend its obligations under the Digital Markets Act pending a challenge against its gatekeeper designation, less than a month after it alleged the European Commission’s decision constrains its competitiveness.

04 December 2023

Exclusive: Oxera hires former DG Comp economist

Oxera has bolstered its partnership in Brussels by hiring the former head of unit for the chief economist team at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Competition.

22 November 2023

EU’s Digital Markets Act faces first challenges

Meta and TikTok have challenged aspects of their designations under the EU’s Digital Markets Act.

16 November 2023

Short-term impact of DMA not revolutionary, EU enforcer says

The immediate effects of the Digital Markets Act may not feel revolutionary on the day that compliance obligations kick in, but the long-term changes it creates will be substantial, the European Commission’s head of unit for digital platforms has said.

09 November 2023

DMA is not a global standard, says Meta lawyer

The EU’s Digital Markets Act could have a “chilling effect” on innovation but it is encouraging to see different regulatory approaches evolving in the Asia-Pacific, an in-house antitrust lawyer for Meta has said.

27 October 2023

EU reveals first DMA gatekeeper designations

Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, ByteDance, Meta and Microsoft have six months to ensure their core platform services comply with the Digital Markets Act now that the European Commission has designated them as gatekeepers under its new regime.

06 September 2023

EU debate over US chief economist grows

The appointment of US national Fiona Scott Morton to the EU’s chief competition economist position has sparked political backlash in the bloc over her nationality and past links to large technology companies.

17 July 2023

First DMA gatekeeper notifications filed but more likely to follow

Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, ByteDance, Meta, Microsoft and Samsung have notified the European Commission about their potential gatekeeper status under the EU’s Digital Market Act, while is expected to notify the agency at the end of the year.

04 July 2023

European Union: Enactments of DMA and DSA signal dawn of a new era for tech regulation

Featured in Europe, Middle East and Africa Antitrust Review 2024

Two pieces of landmark digital legislation are boosting EU antitrust enforcement. The DMA allows the commission to fight anticompetitive developments without needing to establish infringement, and the DSA better regulates how providers of online services interact with their customers and users.

30 June 2023

Germany: New FCO toolkit fosters competitive balance in digital markets

Featured in Europe, Middle East and Africa Antitrust Review 2024

With Germany’s digital marketplace booming, the FCO is utilising the updated Act against Restraints on Competition and the European Commission’s Digital Markets Act to counter the dominance of Big Tech.

30 June 2023

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