Work Area: Market Studies & Inquiries

EU’s proposed market investigations tool attracts hesitant support

Several major platforms, trade groups and governments have cautioned the European Commission not to adopt new market investigation powers without first properly assessing the need for such a wide-ranging and influential tool.

06 July 2020

CMA proposes regulatory reform to combat big tech

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has called for a new regime to regulate the online economy, after its digital advertising study found the market power of Google and Facebook is causing substantial harm to “society as a whole”.

01 July 2020

House antitrust submissions: a consensus document

In preparing a bipartisan report on the state of competition in digital markets, the House of Representatives antitrust subcommittee has sought a diverse range of expertise.

29 June 2020

Norway looks to open up competition in grocery sector

Norway’s government could introduce a competition test to increase access to food retail space, as the country continues its focus on competition in the grocery market.

22 June 2020

EU lawmakers support competition policy reform

The European Parliament has passed a resolution advising the European Commission to adapt its competition enforcement tools and step up international cooperation, while calling for greater protection of industrial champions.

19 June 2020

France examines blockchain and cloud storage in fintech inquiry

France’s Competition Authority is studying the competitive effects of new payment systems like Apple Pay and Google Pay on the financial services market.

20 May 2020

EU set to examine digital gatekeepers

The European Commission is seeking experts to conduct a five-month study into the gatekeeping power of digital platforms.

11 May 2020

JFTC concerned about interbank fees

Japan’s competition watchdog has urged banks to review their interbank transfer fees, which have remained unchanged for over 40 years.

23 April 2020

Sector regulator cooperation strengthens digital enforcement, CMA report finds

The UK’s competition enforcer is increasingly sharing forensic and data-collection expertise with sector regulators to strengthen their competition enforcement powers.

20 April 2020

Facebook and Google criticise CMA digital ad study

Facebook and Google have disputed findings and proposals contained in the UK Competition and Markets Authority’s interim digital advertising report, including the creation of a code of conduct for some platforms.

14 April 2020

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