Topic: Legislation and guidance

EU lawmakers support competition policy reform

The European Parliament has passed a resolution advising the European Commission to adapt its competition enforcement tools and step up international cooperation, while calling for greater protection of industrial champions.

19 June 2020

Spain promises to credit compliance schemes

Spain’s antitrust enforcer has released welcome new guidance on compliance programmes and potential fine discounts, creating what lawyers say is a “real incentive” for companies to introduce truly effective internal policing schemes.

19 June 2020

EU foreign subsidy white paper leaves more questions than answers, lawyers say

Competition lawyers have said sweeping proposals to curb anticompetitive foreign subsidies from outside the European Union need more clarification on how the rules will be enforced.

18 June 2020

DOJ recommends Congress end platform immunity for antitrust claims

The Department of Justice has encouraged Congress to specify that section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which limits the legal liability of online platforms, does not apply in federal antitrust cases.

18 June 2020

Turkey passes amendments to competition law

Turkish competition lawyers have said amendments to the country’s competition law will align it closer to the EU’s antitrust regime.

17 June 2020

Mexico stalls bill to create new antitrust authority

A Mexican lawmaker has postponed a proposal to unify the country’s competition enforcer with two other regulators after opposition lawmakers criticised the plan as a power grab.

16 June 2020

New Zealand looks to overhaul abuse of dominance provisions

Competition lawyers in New Zealand have voiced concerns about a government proposal to reform the country’s abuse of dominance test, arguing it will create uncertainty and make it difficult for businesses to self-assess.

12 June 2020

New competition enforcer proposed in Mexico

A Mexican lawmaker has proposed a new bill that would merge the country’s competition authority with its telecommunications and energy regulators.

12 June 2020

Senator threatens to delay ACPERA without emissions probe info

A US senator has threatened to delay the renewal of legislation related to the Department of Justice’s antitrust division without more information on the agency’s probe of an agreement between four automakers and the state of California.

12 June 2020

Competition experts caution against radical antitrust reforms

A group of antitrust lawyers, economists and scholars is urging Congress not to adopt any radical changes to the antitrust laws and enforcement to protect competition in digital markets.

01 June 2020

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