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Simons: Scale of potential harm should not be overlooked in merger review

Antitrust enforcers should consider not only the probability that a merger will harm consumers but also the magnitude of that potential injury, Federal Trade Commission chair Joseph Simons has said.

13 November 2020

Mexican regulation favours big retail chains, COFECE finds

Mexico’s antitrust enforcer said national regulation is hindering the entry of companies that offer both retail and grocery products, which means big players such as Walmart go unchallenged in the market.

06 November 2020

Mexican digital markets probe may spark jurisdictional fight

Mexico’s telecommunications regulator has launched a wide-ranging investigation into competition in several digital markets, including online search and social media, although several lawyers expect the antitrust authority to battle for jurisdiction over the probe.

23 October 2020

CMA will probe Google and Facebook if regulation stalls

The head of the UK’s competition authority has said his agency will open investigations into Google and Facebook if the country’s government does not implement a regulatory framework for the digital market within one year.

19 October 2020

Antitrust law reform receives support from some Republicans

Two Republicans on the House of Representatives’ antitrust subcommittee have backed potential changes to strengthen US competition laws.

02 October 2020

Post-coronavirus airline competition is crucial, Sims says

Quickly identifying and remedying any potential damage to competition in the domestic airline industry is critical when the sector starts to rebound from the covid-19 pandemic, the head of Australia’s antitrust enforcer has said.

17 September 2020

New chair appointed to Germany’s Monopolies Commission

Germany’s Monopolies Commission has appointed law professor Jürgen Kühling as its new chair to replace former head Achim Wambach.

11 September 2020

Singapore issues e-commerce platform guidance

Singapore’s antitrust enforcer has ended its market study into e-commerce platforms without identifying any significant competition concerns, but published new guidance on how it will analyse market definition and market power in this area.

11 September 2020

Australia probes app stores

Australia’s competition watchdog has launched an investigation into mobile applications stores and will examine the extent of competition between Google and Apple in the market.

09 September 2020

Malaysia highlights pervasive competition concerns in service sector

Malaysia’s competition watchdog has heard feedback that competition issues – collusion, price fixing, bundling, exclusive distribution and more – exist in the country’s service sector.

27 August 2020

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