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EU and US enforcers clash on digital regulation

Margrethe Vestager has defended the EU’s proposed digital platform regulation, as the heads of both US antitrust agencies pushed back against the idea of imposing similar rules on some of the world’s biggest tech platforms.

14 September 2020

Latvia appoints new antitrust head

The Latvian government has appointed Juris Gaiķis as head of the country’s competition watchdog, although local lawyers have criticised his selection because of his lack of antitrust experience.

14 September 2020

Spain raids funeral insurers and service providers

Spain’s competition enforcer has raided businesses as part of a merger review for the first time, searching the offices of several companies in the funeral sector based on gun-jumping and collusion concerns.

14 September 2020

Latham, MoFo and Cleary Gottlieb steer Nvidia/Arm deal

Latham & Watkins and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton are advising Nvidia on its $40 billion purchase of Arm from SoftBank, while the Japanese seller has tapped Morrison & Foerster to help guide the deal through merger reviews on three continents.

14 September 2020

India throws out abuse complaint against Amazon

India’s competition watchdog has held that Amazon is not dominant in the country's online fashion retail market.

14 September 2020

Oxera hires DG Comp case handler

Stéphane Dewulf has joined Oxera’s Brussels office as a principal after six years at the European Commission.

14 September 2020

EU to accept below threshold merger referrals

The European Commission will accept merger referrals from national competition authorities even if a tie-up falls below national thresholds to ensure it catches deals that could seriously affect competition.

11 September 2020

New chair appointed to Germany’s Monopolies Commission

Germany’s Monopolies Commission has appointed law professor Jürgen Kühling as its new chair to replace former head Achim Wambach.

11 September 2020

Amazon offers remedies to end JFTC probe

Japan’s Fair Trade Commission has dropped a probe into Amazon after the company promised to pay back nearly €16 million to approximately 1,400 suppliers who it forced to shoulder the costs of product discounts.

11 September 2020

UK court stays abuse claim against Royal Mail

A UK judge has paused a sexually-transmitted disease testing company’s standalone abuse of dominance claim against Royal Mail to give the companies an opportunity to settle after issuing an interim injunction in favour of the claimant.

11 September 2020

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