Topic: Legislation and guidance

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

Antitrust law reform receives support from some Republicans

Two Republicans on the House of Representatives’ antitrust subcommittee have backed potential changes to strengthen US competition laws.

02 October 2020

EU enforcers dispute role of antitrust in achieving green goals

Officials from several European antitrust agencies have clashed over whether – and to what extent – competition policy should help foster sustainable development and green initiatives.

28 September 2020

Exclusive: An interview with John Penrose

The UK government announced on 14 September that John Penrose MP will lead a review of the country’s competition policy, as it prepares to leave the European Union and tackle the economic shock brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Penrose spoke to Emily Craig about updating the UK’s “analogue era” competition rules, whether the report will recommend changes to the consumer welfare standard and how to address the challenges of the digital economy.

25 September 2020

Namibia outlines new competition regime

Namibia’s Competition Commission has extended a public consultation on a suite of proposed antitrust law reforms, including an overhaul of the country's enforcer and merger control regime.

24 September 2020

EU to review how competition rules can boost green objectives

The European Commission has said it will begin consulting on how competition rules can compliment sustainability, as it also considers adding clarity to its horizontal agreements guidance and issuing comfort letters to companies.

22 September 2020

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