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UK enforcer studies electric car charging market

The UK’s antitrust enforcer has launched a study into the electric vehicle charging market to prevent any competition problems “before they come embedded”.

02 December 2020

Novel CMA report calls for vigilance in the wake of covid-19

UK markets are particularly vulnerable to increased concentration following the coronavirus pandemic because they only partially recovered from the 2008 financial crisis, the country’s antitrust authority has found in its first-ever study on the nationwide state of competition.

01 December 2020

Dutch enforcer finds big tech is encroaching on payments sector

The Dutch competition authority has recommended that the European Commission use its proposed new gatekeeper rules to prevent large technology companies from dominating the payments market.

01 December 2020

Walmart probed in Mexico following market study

Mexico’s antitrust watchdog is investigating Walmart’s local subsidiary for possible anticompetitive conduct in the country’s wholesale goods and retail market, less than a month after the agency published a study on competition in the sector.

25 November 2020

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

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