Topic: Legislation and guidance

New report calls for overhaul of UK competition regime

John Penrose, a member of parliament in the UK, has delivered a series of wide-ranging recommendations to the government for improving competition.

16 February 2021

North Dakota bill targets exclusivity of Apple and Google’s app stores

North Dakota lawmakers will vote on legislation this week that would prohibit companies like Apple from maintaining exclusive control over app downloads and payments on their platforms.

16 February 2021

Interchange fee dispute reveals flaws in CAT rules

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal is preparing to reform its procedural rules for the first time since 2015, its president has said.

11 February 2021

Economists propose revisions to EU’s draft gatekeeper rules

Six competition economists have recommended that the European Commission’s draft Digital Markets Act include both a “blacklist” of prohibited conduct and a “grey list” of practices that gatekeepers could argue are procompetitive.

10 February 2021

SAMR fines Vipshop as online platform guidance is finalised

China’s competition watchdog has fined Tencent-backed Vipshop nearly €400,000 for developing a system to obtain a competitive advantage over brands sold on its e-commerce platform.

09 February 2021

Israel pushes for new regulation of online platforms

Israel’s Competition Authority has recommended that the country’s government regulate the conduct of online platforms through a more targeted version of the EU’s platform-to-business regulation.

08 February 2021

Slaughter defends decision suspending early terminations

Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, acting chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, has defended the US antitrust agencies’ decision to temporarily stop granting early terminations.

08 February 2021

Challenges to FTC’s authority need to be resolved in Congress, Hoffman says

The issues raised by a series of cases challenging aspects of the Federal Trade Commission’s authority are “going to require a legislative package to fix”, a former agency official has said.

05 February 2021

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