Europe

Slovakia annuls car sales cartel fines

The internal appeal tribunal at Slovakia’s competition authority has annulled a €9.3 million fine that the authority imposed on 15 companies for participating in a car sales cartel.

Greece nominates new competition board members

French enforcer clears football deal without penalties

ThyssenKrupp appeals Tata JV block

Transatlantic convergence in merger control? – Time for EU procedural and institutional reform

On 1 May 2019, the significant impediment to effective competition (SIEC) test pursuant to article 2(2) and (3) of the EU Merger Regulation celebrated its 15th anniversary. While its original intention was to catch certain “gap” cases, over the course of 15 years the European Commission has expanded the use of the SIEC test significantly beyond the legislature’s original intention.

FAS official calls big data a “new oil”

A senior official at Russia’s antitrust watchdog has likened “big data” to oil and suggested that all market participants should have equal access to it.

Former ambassador joins Indian enforcer

Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi has become a member at the Competition Commission of India, while Herbert Smith Freehills hired a new partner in South Africa and a Scottish firm has opened an office in Ireland to prepare for Brexit.

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