Topic: Legislation and guidance

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

Ireland inches closer to administrative fines regime

Ireland’s government has said it will empower the country’s antitrust enforcer to fine companies for anticompetitive conduct, although it still faces significant opposition and constitutional challenges.

10 August 2020

Canada updates collaboration guidelines

Canada’s Competition Bureau has published a draft revision of its competitor collaboration guidelines, recommending changes to the guidance for the first time since it was introduced in 2009.

06 August 2020

CMA consults on lowering discount for RPM leniency applicants

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has proposed that companies that apply for leniency after it has opened a resale price maintenance investigation should only receive a 50% penalty discount.

31 July 2020

German report recommends EU digital regulation

Germany's Monopolies Commission has recommended that digital platforms should be regulated at an EU level and forced to divest parts of their business if their abusive conduct has lasting effects on market structure.

31 July 2020

Australia unveils pay-for-news law for Facebook and Google

Australian news publishers – collectively if they choose – will be able to negotiate with Facebook and Google to receive payment for their content under draft legislation that was published today.

31 July 2020

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