Topic: Legislation and guidance

CMA gets heightened enforcement powers

The UK government has given the country’s Competition and Markets Authority beefed-up powers, including a new merger jurisdiction test to capture killer acquisitions and heftier fines for noncompliance with antitrust probes.

20 April 2022

India's antitrust authority overhauls confidentiality regime

Local competition lawyers have praised the Competition Commission of India for overhauling its confidentiality regime to ensure that parties to an antitrust investigation have access to relevant confidential documents in a timely manner while protecting against unauthorised disclosure.

14 April 2022

CADE president rejects inclusion of social issues in antitrust analysis

The president of Brazil’s competition authority has said his agency will not expand the objectives of the consumer welfare standard to include societal issues such as inequality or sustainability.

08 April 2022

Slaughter: Guidelines should reflect how agencies examine transactions

Federal Trade Commission member Rebecca Kelly Slaughter has called for one combined set of horizontal and vertical merger guidelines, which clearly explain “how agencies think” and “how we apply” the antitrust laws.

08 April 2022

Chilean constitutional redraft will specify competition violations

Chile’s new constitution will explicitly prohibit cartels, abuse of dominance and harmful mergers, the head of the country’s antitrust agency has revealed.

07 April 2022

DOJ official says changes to leniency policy will not be an issue for applicants

Marvin Price, the Department of Justice’s director of criminal enforcement, has said the agency’s “prompt” reporting requirement in its updated leniency policy is unlikely to be a big issue after practitioners voiced concerns about the changes.

07 April 2022

CMA looks to behavioural economics to remedy online platform concerns

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has released a paper identifying concerns arising from dominant technology companies deliberately designing their websites or applications to harm consumers and distort competition.

06 April 2022

OECD recommends comprehensive antitrust reforms in Tunisia

A report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on the state of competition enforcement in Tunisia has recommended a revamp of the country's antitrust regime, including significantly increasing the Competition Council’s mandate, powers and resources.

05 April 2022

Ukrainian enforcer issues temporary merger control guidance

Ukraine’s antitrust watchdog has issued new guidance on its merger control procedures, following the implementation of martial law due to Russia’s invasion of the country in February.

05 April 2022

Chilean court dismisses due process breach claim

Chile’s Constitutional Court has quashed a security company’s complaint that its rights were violated when the country’s competition enforcer denied it full access to evidentiary files, allowing a trial it suspended nearly three months ago to recommence.

01 April 2022

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