Work Area: Market Studies & Inquiries

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

CMA considers market investigation into Motorola

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority is considering launching a market investigation into Motorola’s Airwave network – the radio network used by all emergency services in Great Britain – over suspicions that the company is earning excess profits.

08 July 2021

EU to conduct retrospective merger study

The European Commission is launching a study of its past merger decisions to determine if its predictions about market entry and expansion were accurate.

24 June 2021

Malaysian enforcer slams vertical agreements in automotive sector

Vertical agreements between car manufacturers and insurance companies are causing competition foreclosure in the accident repair market, Malaysia’s competition authority has found.

22 June 2021

FCO probes Apple under new competition powers

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has launched an investigation into Apple to examine whether its ecosystem gives it “paramount significance” for competition in digital markets.

21 June 2021

CMA requires transparent prices for funeral services

The UK’s competition authority has implemented a remedy proposal that forces funeral providers to clearly display a standardised price list for funeral services and prohibits providers from soliciting business through payment incentives.

18 June 2021

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