Topic: Digital markets

COMESA focusing on abuse of dominance issues, official says

The ​​Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa’s Competition Commission is using lessons learned from its merger enforcement to bring more abuse of dominance cases, the agency’s head has said.

01 November 2023

DMA is not a global standard, says Meta lawyer

The EU’s Digital Markets Act could have a “chilling effect” on innovation but it is encouraging to see different regulatory approaches evolving in the Asia-Pacific, an in-house antitrust lawyer for Meta has said.

27 October 2023

Adobe/Figma UK probe extended till February

A fresh submission of complex evidence has further delayed the UK probe of Adobe’s $20 billion acquisition of Figma.

26 October 2023

CMA official backs Big Tech regulation “as introduced”

Incoming legislation intended to police dominant technology companies works well as formulated, a senior official at the UK’s competition watchdog has said, as speculation grows about whether the government is poised to water down the bill.

25 October 2023

Japan joins list of agencies probing Google Android agreements

Google’s Android agreements with device makers are being scrutinised in Japan as the country’s competition authority is seeking third-party views for the first time during the initial stages of a probe.

23 October 2023

Cœuré: Cloud services should fall under DMA

The European Commission should move quickly to designate cloud services under the Digital Markets Act, the president of France’s Competition Authority has said.

19 October 2023

CMA reveals early thinking on cloud services probe into Microsoft and Amazon

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority is seeking views on plans to focus its cloud services market inquiry around customer switching and barriers to entry as well as inviting comments on possible remedy options.

18 October 2023

South African enforcer calls for simultaneous cross-border merger filings

Forcing companies to file cross-border transactions simultaneously will help enforcers to cooperate in merger reviews, a top official at South Africa’s competition watchdog has said.

18 October 2023

Gatekeeper rivals cannot use DMA to obtain market advantages, EU official says

The European Commission has rejected requests from companies for designated gatekeepers under the Digital Markets Act to detail how their data can be used, a senior agency official has said.

17 October 2023

Amazon faces abuse lawsuits in China for European conduct

Amazon is reportedly facing a second standalone abuse of dominance lawsuit in China for conduct occurring in Europe, with both cases set to test the jurisdiction of the country’s Anti-Monopoly Law.

17 October 2023

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