Topic: Legislation and guidance

Biden selects antitrust progressives as economic advisers

President-elect Joe Biden has selected two outspoken advocates for more aggressive antitrust enforcement to serve on his Council of Economic Advisers.

02 December 2020

OECD examines competition through a "gender lens"

The Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development is launching seven projects examining the impact of gender on antitrust analysis, including research into whether collusion levels differ between men and women.

30 November 2020

Kuwait updates competition rules

Amendments to Kuwait’s competition law have come into force, which empowers the competition watchdog to issue its own decisions and increases fines for competition infringements.

30 November 2020

UK to launch new digital competition regime

The UK government has said it will establish a digital markets unit within the country’s competition authority to enforce new rules for powerful platforms like Google and Facebook.

27 November 2020

Dramatic antitrust rebuild proposed for Biden administration

A government-wide revamp of US competition enforcement is needed to address past failures to rein in monopoly power, a group of ex-enforcers has said.

19 November 2020

CMA ready to move away from static market definitions in deal reviews

The UK’s competition authority has proposed dropping formal market definition in its merger reviews and allowing for more uncertainty in counterfactual assessments to better enforce against anticompetitive deals in digital markets.

18 November 2020

China nears first online platform guidelines

China’s antitrust watchdog has published its first draft guidance on the platform economy, which provides clarifications on how the enforcer will tackle antitrust issues in digital markets.

10 November 2020

Updated CMA merger guidance signals ramp-up in enforcement

Local lawyers have said the UK antitrust watchdog’s draft revised merger guidance is a sign that the enforcer is “ramping up” its enforcement as it prepares to take on more multijurisdictional deals at the end of the Brexit withdrawal period.

09 November 2020

Georgia gains new merger enforcement powers

Amendments to Georgia’s competition law have introduced a two-phase merger review system and expanded the competition authority’s fining powers for certain merger breaches.

06 November 2020

German competition law amendments extremely close to finish line, Mundt says

The president of Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has said he expects his agency will be ready to enforce new domestic rules against digital platforms in the first few months of 2021, but warned it still faces challenges in bringing cases.

05 November 2020

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