Work Area: Market Studies & Inquiries

NZCC prioritises tackling supermarket duopoly as online store exits market

The grocery commissioner at New Zealand’s Commerce Commission has prioritised lowering barriers to entry for new entrants in the sector, on the same day an online supermarket went insolvent.

30 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

Splash or ripple? The potential impacts of the proposed US merger guidelines

The US antitrust agencies say proposed updates to their merger guidelines are necessary to capture the dynamics of modern markets and economics. Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom partners Maria Raptis and Joseph Rancour and counsel Michael Sheerin argue the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice’s proposal presents a revisionist history of favourable case law unlikely to persuade the judiciary or dissuade dealing making.

16 October 2023

Indian enforcer to conduct AI market study

The Competition Commission of India will launch a market study to assess the competitive effects of artificial intelligence.

16 October 2023

A Q&A with NZCC chair John Small

John Small took over as chair of New Zealand’s Commerce Commission in December 2022. He spoke with GCR about paying close attention to proposed merger reforms in Australia, using competition tools to tackle sustainability issues and how recent legal changes could encourage new digital market probes.

06 October 2023

UK cloud services probe targets Microsoft and Amazon

An in-depth sector inquiry into the cloud infrastructure services market is necessary to check on the power of Microsoft and Amazon, the UK’s communications regulator has warned.

05 October 2023

Market investigation block betrays intention of lawmakers, CMA says

The decision by the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal to quash an investigation into Apple and Google’s dominance in mobile browsers and cloud gaming is a “recipe for continued litigation”, the Competition and Markets Authority has claimed.

03 October 2023

France signals further cloud sector enforcement

France’s Competition Authority is eyeing up further investigations in the cloud computing market after raiding a graphics card maker a few days ago, its head has revealed.

03 October 2023

Gender considerations will lead to better competition enforcement, say experts

Competition authorities must adopt a “gender lens” in their work to consider the diversity of leadership boards and incorporate gender into merger and cartel analysis, a group of competition experts have said.

29 September 2023

New market inquiry powers will be used sparingly, German official says

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office will seldom use new powers to impose structural remedies as part of sector inquiries, a government official has said.

28 September 2023

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