Topic: Legislation and guidance

EU unveils revised VBER

The European Commission has published its draft updated vertical block exemption regulation and related guidelines after almost three years of consultation and review.

09 July 2021

CMA plans to increase fines in updated penalty guidance

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority is consulting on proposed changes to its penalty guidance, with a view to increasing fines to ensure deterrence as the agency investigates larger companies.

05 July 2021

New UK subsidy regime abandons pre-approval process

The UK government has unveiled a subsidy control system to replace EU state aid rules, including a new advisory unit that will sit within the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority.

30 June 2021

WATCH: GCR Connect: Germany

GCR Connect: Germany took place on 20 May. A full recording is now available to watch.

30 June 2021

House committee advances tech-focused antitrust package during marathon hearing

A House committee has advanced five antitrust bills that would equip the US competition agencies with a broad new range of enforcement and regulatory powers aimed at the nation’s largest technology platforms.

24 June 2021

Amazon, Google and business groups voice concerns about House antitrust bills

Business groups, as well as Amazon and Google, have spoken out against recently introduced antitrust legislation as the House Judiciary Committee prepares to review the proposals.

22 June 2021

CMA requires transparent prices for funeral services

The UK’s competition authority has implemented a remedy proposal that forces funeral providers to clearly display a standardised price list for funeral services and prohibits providers from soliciting business through payment incentives.

18 June 2021

Guersent and Marsden debate DMA procedures

The director-general of the EU’s competition authority has rejected suggestions from a co-author of the Furman Review to improve the “institutional structure” of the Digital Markets Act.

18 June 2021

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