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A UK governmental committee has gone beyond the competition enforcer to recommend the top four accountancy firms legally sever their auditing business from other activities, undertake joint audits and limit their number of audits, to promote competition in the “unhealthy” sector.
02 April 2019
The heads of the competition agencies in France and Australia would not welcome the power to impose remedies after conducting market studies because doing so would present several challenges.
28 March 2019
Luxembourg’s competition enforcer has published its retail food sector inquiry report, three years after it concluded its review of the market.
08 February 2019
The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has refused a request by discount retailer B&M European Value Retail to suspend its designation as a grocery retailer that must comply with a specific supplier code of practice.
06 February 2019
A funding shortage has forced South Africa’s antitrust authority to pause several market inquiries and investigations until the start of the new financial year in April.
25 January 2019
While the UK’s antitrust watchdog urges an auction-based model of allocating airport slots – the right to take off or land at a given time – a leading European aviation lawyer has derided the enforcer’s recommendations as “poorly thought out [and] poorly substantiated.”
19 December 2018
Companies that operate both audit and consulting services should be split into separate companies with separate management, accounts and remuneration in order to improve the quality of auditing services, the UK’s competition enforcer has said.
18 December 2018
The Federal Trade Commission should return to requiring companies to disclose more data that is not part of a specific enforcement action, commissioner Rohit Chopra and one of his attorney advisors have separately said.
14 December 2018
Mexico’s competition enforcer is investigating the card payment systems market for barriers to entry, which could end with the agency imposing remedies on the market.
29 October 2018
The UK’s competition authority has launched a market study into the audit sector, following calls from lawmakers for the break-up of the so-called Big Four accountancy firms.
10 October 2018
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