Work Area: Market Studies & Inquiries

Airline ticket pricing algorithms face scrutiny in Italy

Italy’s Competition Authority has begun scrutinising pricing algorithms used in the domestic airline tickets market, a month after gaining new powers to impose remedies across the sector.

16 November 2023

Belgian report flags weak competition among biggest banks

Belgium’s antitrust authority has proposed a suite of recommendations to remedy a lack of competition and innovation in the country’s banking sector.

09 November 2023

Dutch enforcer wants additional powers to address merger enforcement gaps

The Dutch antitrust watchdog is seeking new powers to review below-threshold mergers, less than three months after calling for a market investigation toolkit to address existing enforcement blindspots.

07 November 2023

CCI launches market study into troubled cement sector

The Indian cement industry is “susceptible to collusion”, the country’s antitrust authority has said in launching a market study into a sector it has already investigated several times.

06 November 2023

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

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