Work Area: Market Studies & Inquiries

OECD recommends comprehensive antitrust reforms in Tunisia

A report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on the state of competition enforcement in Tunisia has recommended a revamp of the country's antitrust regime, including significantly increasing the Competition Council’s mandate, powers and resources.

05 April 2022

Mexico opens first-ever digital markets sector inquiry

Mexico’s antitrust watchdog has launched its first-ever sector inquiry into digital markets after successfully convincing a court that the national telecommunications regulator did not have the power to conduct a similar probe.

04 April 2022

EU to evaluate modernisation regulation

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has announced that her agency will launch a review “in the coming months” into “the central plank” of the bloc’s antitrust enforcement framework, which empowers national competition authorities to enforce regional rules.

31 March 2022

Japan: Overview

Featured in Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2022

From February 2021 to January 2022, the Japan Fair Trade Commission continued to take enforcement action against cartel conduct and vertical restraints.

25 March 2022

Overview: Pharmaceuticals

Featured in Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2022

Recent developments in competition law enforcement in pharmaceuticals in the Asia-Pacific region include the efforts of competition authorities to pursue potential infringements by companies and their readiness to impose significant sanctions.

25 March 2022

India: Overview

Featured in Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2022

The past two years witnessed significant activity by the Competition Commission of India despite the challenges imposed by covid-19.

25 March 2022

Overview: Cartels and Abuse

Featured in Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2022

The regulatory and institutional landscape in the Asia-Pacific region continues to evolve while the costs of infringing competition law are mounting.

25 March 2022

The Intersection of Competition Law and Data Privacy in APAC

Featured in Asia-Pacific Antitrust Review 2022

The interplay between competition law and data privacy law in the Asia-Pacific region leads to crucial legislation, enforcement, litigation and mergers developments.

25 March 2022

Vietnamese survey reveals lack of antitrust knowledge across economy

Vietnam’s competition authority has said it will increase its advocacy efforts to raise awareness of the country's antitrust rules after a survey of small and medium-sized businesses revealed that nearly half are either unaware of the law or don't understand it.

25 March 2022

Dutch court issues first-ever ban on market study publication

A Dutch court has imposed a novel interim injunction blocking the country’s competition enforcer from publishing its market study into healthcare IT systems while a company in that sector challenges its findings.

22 March 2022

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