The European Commission has sent questionnaires to participants in the mobile payment market, reportedly looking into concerns over Apple Pay.
France’s president has asked national and EU competition enforcers to investigate Google for skirting a new regulation that grants heightened protection to online news publishers.
The European Commission has used interim measures for the first time in almost two decades, ordering Broadcom to stop imposing exclusivity and quasi-exclusivity requirements on purchasers of its chipsets.
A new chair at Portugal’s Competition Authority has triggered a dramatic rise in behavioural investigations, which along with merger work kept the country’s competition lawyers busy. Matt Richards considers the firms and individuals leading the way.
Enforcers should be wary about introducing tools specific to the digital sector because such measures would fundamentally reduce legal certainty, Google’s senior competition counsel has said.
Margrethe Vestager has been given a second term as EU competition commissioner and tasked with heading the bloc’s digital policy, in a move lawyers have called “unprecedented” and “exceptional”.
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