Topic: Legislation and guidance

DOJ encourages IEEE to consider policy change

The Department of Justice’s antitrust division has encouraged a standard-setting organisation to consider changing its policies to make it easier for patent holders to pursue injunctive relief against unwilling licensees.

11 September 2020

UK confirms it will scrap EU state aid rules

The UK government will follow World Trade Organization rules on subsidy control after the country leaves the European Union at the end of this year.

10 September 2020

Australia probes app stores

Australia’s competition watchdog has launched an investigation into mobile applications stores and will examine the extent of competition between Google and Apple in the market.

09 September 2020

Philippine official encourages merger filings despite new bill

A top official at the Philippine Competition Commission has said that companies should continue to file their deals before the agency even if a proposed bill exempting certain tie-ups from mandatory filing is signed into law.

07 September 2020

Google warns gatekeeper regulation could be anticompetitive

Google has doubled-down on its assertions that specific EU rules for so-called ‘digital gatekeepers’ could result in competition distortions, as part of its 135-page response challenging aspects of the EU Digital Services Act.

04 September 2020

Enforcers agree new cooperation framework for digital age

Antitrust agencies in the UK, US, Australia, Canada and New Zealand have signed a competition framework agreement that aims to increase cooperation in cross-border investigations.

03 September 2020

Sims criticises Facebook’s threat to block news sharing

Australia’s competition czar has said a threat by Facebook to block Australian publishers and people from sharing news on its social media platforms is “ill-timed and misconceived”.

01 September 2020

China publishes four antitrust guidelines

China’s competition watchdog has published long-awaited antitrust guidelines on leniency, commitments, intellectual property rights and the automotive sector.

17 August 2020

Peru gears up for new merger control regime

Peru’s government has begun a public consultation on a draft regulation clarifying how the competition watchdog will review deals under the country’s long-awaited new merger control regime.

13 August 2020

Uruguay issues guidance on merger control reform

Uruguay’s government has issued a decree clarifying the implementation of recent amendments to its merger control regime, which established a two-phase merger review process and empowered the competition watchdog to conditionally approve deals.

12 August 2020

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