Topic: Legislation and guidance

CMA warns proposed rail reforms could harm competition

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has said the government’s proposal to allow rail operators to share information to improve passenger services is a prima facie competition law risk but a “well-designed” regime could curtail its concerns.

30 August 2022

Canadian court upholds dismissal of hockey class action claim

A Canadian appellate court has upheld a ruling that tossed out a competition class action claim against several North American ice hockey leagues, despite finding the lower court made analytical errors when considering the case.

19 August 2022

US antitrust agencies intervene in energy transmission regulation

The answer to increased demands for electricity production is not to stifle competition with market entry barriers, the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice have told the national energy regulator.

19 August 2022

Chile requires Visa and Mastercard to alter business practices with rare market rules

Chile’s competition tribunal has banned Visa and Mastercard from requiring the country’s merchants to accept both their brands as part of a sweeping order aimed at spurring competition in the national card payment market.

18 August 2022

KFTC promises to improve due process and transparency for antitrust probes

Korea’s competition watchdog has promised to enhance the transparency of its investigations and case handling, including by strengthening procedural rights to comply with global norms.

17 August 2022

EU consults on liner shipping block exemption amidst industry criticism

The European Commission is reviewing the block exemption for liner shipping agreements ahead of its 2024 expiration date, weeks after 10 trade associations alleged the policy facilitates pricing information exchanges at the expense of consumers and industry rivals.

10 August 2022

India seeks to introduce value-based thresholds to merger control regime

India’s Ministry of Corporate Affairs has proposed multiple amendments to the country’s competition law, including introducing value-based thresholds to its merger control regime for the first time.

05 August 2022

Ireland introduces foreign investment law

Ireland has introduced a bill that will allow the country’s minister for enterprise, trade and employment to screen and potentially block foreign investments that cause public order and security concerns.

05 August 2022

UPDATE: Estonian authority head steps down

Lawyer Evelin Pärn-Lee will replace Märt Ots as director general of the Estonian Competition Authority as the latter’s 14-year tenure comes to an end this week.

04 August 2022

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