Topic: Legislation and guidance

House Democrats target tech platforms in draft bills

House Democrats have drafted four pieces of legislation designed to limit conduct and acquisitions involving the largest technology platforms.

11 June 2021

EU Parliament laments pace of Big Tech enforcement

European Parliament has called for the power to summon the heads of Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple for a grilling on how their business practices affect competition.

10 June 2021

Schwab proposes DMA amendments

The Member of the European Parliament overseeing the Digital Markets Act has suggested restricting the definition of gatekeepers to providers of at least two core platform services, while advocating for a greater role for national agencies.

07 June 2021

OECD urges caution over Singapore’s block exemption for liner shipping

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has urged Singapore’s government to carefully analyse whether the country’s block exemption for liner shipping agreements is fit for purpose ahead of its potential renewal later this year.

04 June 2021

ACCC permits first-ever group exemption for collective bargaining

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched its first-ever class exemption from competition law, allowing small businesses, franchisees and fuel retailers to collectively bargain without first seeking approval.

03 June 2021

EU governments voice concerns about DMA

Government ministers in Germany, France and the Netherlands have urged the European Commission to strengthen the Digital Markets Act by introducing tougher merger notification provisions and making sure member states can themselves challenge digital platforms.

27 May 2021

OECD recommends competitive fix for Indonesian logistics market

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has urged the Indonesian government to fix “structural and regulatory shortcomings” that are harming competition in the country’s sprawling logistics market.

27 May 2021

Austrian enforcer criticises draft legislative amendments

Austria’s Federal Competition Authority has argued that proposed revisions to the country’s antitrust law would remove some of the agency’s powers and make it more beholden to the government.

20 May 2021

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