Topic: Legislation and guidance

CMA requires transparent prices for funeral services

The UK’s competition authority has implemented a remedy proposal that forces funeral providers to clearly display a standardised price list for funeral services and prohibits providers from soliciting business through payment incentives.

18 June 2021

Guersent and Marsden debate DMA procedures

The director-general of the EU’s competition authority has rejected suggestions from a co-author of the Furman Review, Philip Marsden, to improve the “institutional structure” of the Digital Markets Act.

18 June 2021

UK enforcer recommends adopting ‘tailored’ VBER

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority is proposing to replace the European Union’s vertical agreements block exemption regulation with an amended UK-tailored law.

17 June 2021

House Judiciary Committee to mark up antitrust bills next week

The House Judiciary Committee will discuss recently introduced antitrust bills next week, committee chair Jerrold Nadler has said as practitioners and antitrust experts voice concerns about the proposed legislation.

17 June 2021

German antitrust adviser “sceptical” of Digital Markets Act

A European Commission official has defended the EU’s proposed gatekeeper regulation against a German antitrust adviser’s allegations that the new rules are merely an attempt to patch over gaps in competition law enforcement.

15 June 2021

Guersent responds to Schwab’s DMA amendments

The European Commission is open to competition authorities and national courts enforcing aspects of the Digital Markets Act, the enforcer’s director-general has said.

11 June 2021

House Democrats target tech platforms in draft bills

House Democrats have drafted four pieces of legislation designed to limit conduct and acquisitions involving the largest technology platforms.

11 June 2021

EU Parliament laments pace of Big Tech enforcement

European Parliament has called for the power to summon the heads of Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple for a grilling on how their business practices affect competition.

10 June 2021

Schwab proposes DMA amendments

The Member of the European Parliament overseeing the Digital Markets Act has suggested restricting the definition of gatekeepers to providers of at least two core platform services, while advocating for a greater role for national agencies.

07 June 2021

OECD urges caution over Singapore’s block exemption for liner shipping

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has urged Singapore’s government to carefully analyse whether the country’s block exemption for liner shipping agreements is fit for purpose ahead of its potential renewal later this year.

04 June 2021

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