Law: Digital Markets Act (EU)

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

“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

EU considering joint DMA investigations with national enforcers

The European Commission is assessing how it can set up joint investigative teams with members of national competition authorities to enforce the Digital Markets Act, Olivier Guersent and Thomas Kramler have said.

09 March 2023

DMA will not identify new infringements, Bacchiega says

It is not the role of the Digital Markets Act to explore new forms of anticompetitive behaviour or “undo the past”, the European Commission official tasked with implementing the regulation has insisted.

03 March 2023

Incoming antitrust protocol will bring competition law to all of Africa, COMESA head says

The head of COMESA's Competition Commission has said an incoming continent-wide competition protocol inspired by the EU’s Digital Markets Act will ensure all 55 members of the African Union can introduce and strengthen their own antitrust regimes.

20 February 2023

Coscelli to give keynote address at GCR Live: Telecoms, Media & Technology

Andrea Coscelli, the former chief executive of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority, will deliver the keynote speech at GCR Live: Telecoms, Media & Technology in London on 9 March.

10 February 2023

Germany accuses Google of data processing breaches

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has said it intends to force Google to adjust its data processing terms so users are given more choice over how the company harvests their information to leverage its market power across several digital sectors.

11 January 2023

EU official seeks to quell concerns about DMA implementation

The European Commission will issue a new regulation governing the implementation of the Digital Markets Act “in good time” before the rules kick in this May, an official has said ahead of the agency’s new directorate launching next week.

11 January 2023

European Union: the latest on merger controls

Featured in Europe, Middle East and Africa Antitrust Review 2023

Several key jurisdictional, procedural and substantive developments occurred in EU merger control from June 2021 to April 2022.

24 June 2022

European Union: a new era for tech regulation

Featured in Europe, Middle East and Africa Antitrust Review 2023

The pace and intensity of competition law enforcement in the European Union continues to accelerate even as additional tools to tackle digital markets are introduced.

24 June 2022

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