Work Area: Market Studies & Inquiries

Greek market study finds weaknesses in EU platform regulation

Greece’s Competition Commission has released an interim report in its e-commerce sector inquiry, which highlights the possible prevalence of resale price maintenance and weaknesses in EU regulation.

03 August 2021

Malaysia looking into food delivery platforms

Malaysia’s Competition Commission has launched an inquiry into the food delivery sector in the wake of “public outcry” about high commission fees and the price of food on the major delivery platforms.

02 August 2021

New Zealand market study finds structural problems in grocery sector

New Zealand’s Commerce Commission has suggested breaking up the incumbent supermarket duopoly “as a last resort” after a market study found a lack of competition in the grocery sector.

30 July 2021

Cambodian competition law should apply to state-owned companies, says OECD

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has recommended that Cambodia does not exempt state-owned enterprises from its upcoming competition law and works to boost competition in the ports and shipping sectors.

28 July 2021

Spanish study finds Google, Facebook dominate digital ad sector

A market study by the Spanish antitrust watchdog has found that the country's digital advertising sector is dominated by Facebook and Google, which together control more than 70% of the market’s revenue.

27 July 2021

UK’s electric car charging study jumpstarts antitrust probe

The UK’s antitrust enforcer is investigating exclusivity agreements between an electric vehicle charging provider and three major UK service station operators, after a market study found a lack of chargepoints may prevent drivers from switching to electric cars.

23 July 2021

Sayyed fears competition rulemaking is a waste of time

Attempts by the Federal Trade Commission’s Democratic majority to write antitrust rules are likely a waste of time, a former commission official has said.

23 July 2021

ACCC turns attention to Amazon, eBay and others

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched an inquiry into online marketplaces such as eBay, Amazon, Kogan and Catch.com.au as part of its examination of digital platform services.

22 July 2021

UK government proposes major overhaul of competition rules

The UK government has released a slew of proposals intended to beef up the country’s competition regime, including a revamp of existing market investigation powers and a new status quo whereby the executive could intervene more readily in steering competition policy.

20 July 2021

FCA study contradicts CMA price parity decision, CompareTheMarket says

A market study by the UK’s financial services regulator undermines the theory of harm relied on by the country’s antitrust enforcer when it fined CompareTheMarket for using apparently anticompetitive price parity clauses, the company has told the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal.

20 July 2021

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