Prompted by a parliamentary committee, the head of Israel’s Antitrust Authority has said that the enforcer will look at whether companies including Google and Facebook have violated the country’s antitrust law.
The Israeli competition enforcer’s proposed addition of lowering the cost of living as an enforcement goal could clash with its ability to effectively protect consumer welfare, the American Bar Association has said.
A digital advertising company has complained to Israel’s Antitrust Authority that Google allegedly abuses its dominant position in the sale of advertising space by favouring its own ad service over rivals.
Recent reforms to Egypt’s competition regime included unusual amendments that would treat companies owned by family members as parts of the same single economic unit. Mohamed ElFar at Baker & McKenzie in Cairo examines the amendment and its potential effects on the rapidly developing Egyptian competition enforcement scene.
With just over a month to go before GCR lands in Cape Town for its second African competition conference, top antitrust authority officials from a range of African jurisdictions are poised to tackle key topics and questions facing the region.
The planned merger of CMS Cameron McKenna, Nabarro and Olswang will create a five-partner competition practice in the UK.
Claudio Donato Monge and Marco López Volio
Daniel Pino Arroba and Paulette Ocampo
Alejandra Palacios Prieto
Paloma Alcántara and Fernando Carreño
Davit Akman, Ian Macdonald and François Baril
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
Satyen Dhana, Christine Graham and Jacqueline Vallat
CMS Cameron McKenna (London)