Work Area: Market Studies & Inquiries

CMA hits BMW with maximum fine for noncooperation with cartel probe

The UK’s antitrust enforcer has fined BMW for failing to provide information in its investigation into alleged collusion in the vehicle recycling market, rejecting the manufacturer’s argument that it cannot compel production from companies based outside the UK.

08 December 2022

New Zealand takes on sluggish competition in the building supplies sector

New Zealand’s Commerce Commission has made nine recommendations to remedy lacklustre competition in the residential building supplies market, while revealing it has opened a probe into one of the sector’s biggest companies over its use of quantity-based rebates.

07 December 2022

Music streaming intervention wouldn’t help low-income artists, CMA says

The UK’s competition enforcer has heralded digitisation for spurring competition in the music streaming market to the benefit of consumers, but acknowledged that some creators struggle to thrive among the abundance of new artists and renewed popularity of older songs.

29 November 2022

German enforcer laments legal barriers stopping intervention in fuel market

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has bemoaned the “extremely high” legal barriers preventing it from using its competition powers to intervene in fuel markets to tackle soaring petrol prices, after finding no evidence of anticompetitive conduct in the first part of its study into the sector.

28 November 2022

Key Developments in India

Featured in Digital Markets Guide - Second Edition

As global antitrust regulators up the ante on closely surveying digital market players, the Indian antitrust authority, the Competition Commission of India, has delved deeper into its analysis of digital and high-technology markets.

25 November 2022

Key Developments in Australia

Featured in Digital Markets Guide - Second Edition

Over the past five years, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has conducted key inquiries to examine, proactively monitor and develop institutional capabilities in digital markets.

25 November 2022

Key Developments in Brazil

Featured in Digital Markets Guide - Second Edition

Brazil’s antitrust authority, the Administrative Council for Economic Defence, strives to be vigilant of the issues that a digital economy has brought to the antitrust authority but also careful not to deter innovation.

25 November 2022

Key Developments in China

Featured in Digital Markets Guide - Second Edition

Intensifying antitrust enforcement and preventing ‘disorderly capital expansion’ have become top priorities in China to protect not only the digital market but also the economy.

25 November 2022

Key Developments in Japan

Featured in Digital Markets Guide - Second Edition

In recent years, the Japanese government has been keen to scrutinise the digital markets from various perspectives to implement appropriate competition policy promptly and effectively to enhance competition and innovation in digital markets.

25 November 2022

Key Developments in Argentina

Featured in Digital Markets Guide - Second Edition

At a time when innovation symbolises progress, it is important that antitrust regulations in Argentina refrain from disrupting the development of digital markets.

25 November 2022

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