Region: Europe

ECIJA hires from Bird & Bird

Patricia Liñán has left Bird & Bird to lead ECIJA’s Spanish competition practice in Madrid.

08 February 2021

UK needs more efficient digital merger regime, Coscelli argues

The head of the UK's Competition and Markets Authority has said the agency proposed new merger rules for large digital platforms due to the high level of resources required to block some deals in the sector.

05 February 2021

Merricks to argue deceased consumers should be included in Mastercard claim

Walter Merricks' counsel will argue at a class certification hearing next month that consumers who allegedly suffered loss as a result of Mastercard’s illegal interchange fees but have since died should be included in his class action claim.

05 February 2021

UK FDI regime not based on economic concerns, government official says

A UK government official has said the country’s proposed foreign investment bill will give the state “significant powers” to intervene in deals that could affect national security, but critics have warned that the law could chill much-needed investment.

04 February 2021

Matos Rosa: Competition is key to green innovation

The president of the Portuguese Competition Authority has said enforcers need to “demystify” the view that competition policy is an obstacle to sustainability initiatives.

04 February 2021

Germany fines more metal forgers for information exchange

Germany's Federal Cartel Office has fined three steel forging companies and two of their employees a combined €35 million as part of a settlement for sharing information.

04 February 2021

Latvia fines rail operator for abuse

The Competition Council of Latvia has fined LDZ Cargo €5.7 million for abusing its dominance in the rail freight transport market, although the company plans to appeal against the penalty.

03 February 2021

UK consults on “bespoke” state aid regime

The UK government is preparing a state subsidy control regime to preserve competition in the country’s internal market, overseen by a new regulator that might potentially sit within the Competition and Markets Authority.

03 February 2021

CMA agrees to Viagogo/StubHub break up

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has ordered Viagogo to sell all of StubHub's ticketing business outside North America, nearly three months after the enforcer indicated it may have to block the deal.

02 February 2021

CMA would have used new powers for Google probe, Coscelli says

The UK's competition authority would have ideally opened its abuse of dominance investigation into Google using newly proposed regulatory powers for tackling the market power of major digital platforms, its chief executive has said.

02 February 2021

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