Work Area: Market Studies & Inquiries

Greek enforcer plans three market inquiries per year

Greece’s Competition Commission has set itself a target of initiating three market inquiries a year and intends to launch further studies into the financial technology and private healthcare markets in 2020.

03 April 2020

Greece launches e-commerce sector inquiry

Greece’s Competition Commission has launched an e-commerce sector inquiry to assess if artificial intelligence and algorithms are harming consumers.

01 April 2020

Horizontal exemption rules “unlikely to suffice” in the face of digitisation, critics say

The European Commission’s horizontal block exemption regulations fail to adequately provide for procompetitive cooperation in the digital economy, lawyers and market players have said.

01 April 2020

DG Comp offers “informal” coronavirus guidance

The European Commission is “ready to guide” companies and lawyers on acceptable cooperation agreements during the coronavirus pandemic.

31 March 2020

UK supermarket removes anticompetitive property clauses

Tesco has agreed to remove contractual clauses that prevented landlords from renting UK property to the grocer's rivals, as the UK’s antitrust watchdog called for increased enforcement powers.

17 February 2020

CMA official backs structural merger remedies

The executive director for markets and mergers at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has defended the enforcer’s preference for structural remedies for deals, even as it has experimented with behavioural remedies in other areas.

14 February 2020

US FTC to study big tech deals for small companies

The US Federal Trade Commission has asked Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft to provide it with information on their previously unreported acquisitions of the past decade.

11 February 2020

CMA to undertake first-ever study of state of competition

The UK’s government has commissioned the Competition and Markets Authority to prepare a report on the nationwide state of competition, marking the first time any antitrust agency has attempted such an expansive study.

05 February 2020

CMA fines tech company for digital ad market study delay

For the first time, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has fined a company for failing to cooperate with a market study information request.

20 January 2020

Greek enforcer proposes press regulator

Greece’s competition enforcer has suggested the government create a new regulator to ensure transparency and fair competition for publishers distributing news and other media.

15 January 2020

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