Topic: Legislation and guidance

German competition law amendments extremely close to finish line, Mundt says

The president of Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has said he expects his agency will be ready to enforce new domestic rules against digital platforms in the first few months of 2021, but warned it still faces challenges in bringing cases.

05 November 2020

Former ECJ judge says UK and EU courts may diverge after Brexit

A former judge at the European Court of Justice has warned that the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union could cause both jurisdictions to diverge on abuse of dominance enforcement and lead to conflicting appellate court rulings.

03 November 2020

Covid-19 hasn’t changed Singapore’s approach to airline tie-ups, agency head says

The chief executive of Singapore’s competition watchdog has said that her agency’s guidance from 2018 on airline mergers and alliances remains valid even as the covid-19 pandemic has brought the industry to its knees.

30 October 2020

Vestager warns against fragmented approach to digital markets

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has said the agency’s proposed new market investigation powers will help harmonise intervention in digital markets across member states, as she warned about the risks of disparate approaches in different countries.

29 October 2020

Pakistan’s competition law survives constitutional challenge

A Pakistani court has held that the country’s competition act is constitutionally valid, following challenges to the parliament’s authority to enact such a law from participants in almost all the country’s major industries.

28 October 2020

Chopra calls for new era of enforcement, Wilson urges caution

Federal Trade Commission members Rohit Chopra and Christine Wilson have offered clashing views on whether to embrace major proposals to overhaul US antitrust law.

22 October 2020

Chopra urges DOJ to reject ‘current failed approach’ to bank mergers

Federal Trade Commission member Rohit Chopra has urged the Department of Justice to strengthen its banking merger guidelines, warning that its current approach to reviewing deals in that sector ignores systemic risks and non-price related harms.

19 October 2020

Slaughter and other experts react to House report

The House of Representatives' antitrust subcommittee staff published a sweeping report on 6 October describing what it viewed as an abuse of monopoly power by Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple – while recommending an overhaul of US antitrust law. GCR USA invited reactions from several key members of the antitrust community on the report’s findings and potential consequences

16 October 2020

Slovenian enforcer fights bill to create “super authority”

Slovenia’s competition watchdog has said a proposed law that seeks to combine it and five key regulatory agencies into one “super authority” would encroach on its independence and autonomy.

08 October 2020

US lawmakers endorse bold overhaul of antitrust rules

Failing to bolster federal antitrust law to rein in the power of dominant digital platforms endangers the US economy and democracy, the US House of Representatives’ antitrust subcommittee has said in a hotly anticipated report on the state of the country’s monopoly rules.

07 October 2020

Get unlimited access to all Global Competition Review content