Work Area: Market Studies & Inquiries

UK enforcer: voluntary information requests no longer viable

The head of enforcement for the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has said “a few bad apples” have forced the agency to use more compulsory information requests.

09 November 2017

German authority uses new powers in price-comparison study

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office will use its new powers to investigate consumer protection matters for the first time in a market study of online price comparison websites.

24 October 2017

CMA launches price comparison investigation off the back of market study

The UK’s antitrust watchdog has highlighted possible improvements to boost competition in the price comparison website sector, and launched an enforcement investigation of an operator’s exclusivity agreements with home insurance providers.

26 September 2017

CMA starts market investigation following FCA reference

The UK's antitrust watchdog has started an 18-month market investigation of investment consultants, after the country's financial regulator for the first time referred concerns about a lack of competition in the sector for a full probe.

14 September 2017

Dutch authority finds no competition issues with video platforms

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets has concluded there are no competition risks in the video platform sector, following a market study of companies such as Facebook, Netflix and Youtube.

23 August 2017

COFECE: more generic drug competition needed

Mexico's antitrust watchdog says the country needs to remove regulatory barriers to generic drug competition.

10 August 2017

CMA publishes changes to market investigations

The UK Competition and Markets Authority today published changes to its market investigation procedures that include considering potential remedies during the first two months of an investigation.

05 July 2017

Italy will probe big data

Three Italian agencies, including the competition watchdog, last week announced an investigation into big data.

05 June 2017

JFTC study group to publish report on big data

A study group commissioned by Japan’s Fair Trade Commission is expected to publish a report this week on the use and collection of big data, which may consider some such conduct to be an abuse of dominance.

05 June 2017

CMA considers digital comparison tools regulation

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority this week said it is examining whether regulation of digital comparison tools is needed.

30 March 2017

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