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EC will look to coordinate timing of proposed foreign subsidy scrutiny with merger reviews – Cambre/Parr

A European Commission (EC) proposal to subject acquisitions backed by foreign subsidies to regulatory scrutiny would aim to be swift and coordinated with any parallel… Read More

China’s online payment market comes to SAMR attention amid complaints of alleged oligopoly

China’s antitrust regulator is starting to pay attention to the competition situation in the domestic online payment sector after having recently received complaints about two… Read More

French head says agencies should focus more on data, less on market definition in merger review – Concurrences

Competition authorities should look at data collection and access to data in merger control review and not focus so squarely on market definition, said the… Read More

EC digital ‘gatekeepers’ tricky to define – Vestager

The European Commission (EC) is currently consulting on the special responsibilities for gatekeeper platforms but has found the term “gatekeeper” tricky to define, European Commission… Read More

EC Qualcomm chipset abuse of dominance decision published

The European Commission’s (EC) 2018 decision fining global chipmaker Qualcomm EUR 997m for abusing its market dominance in LTE baseband chipsets was published today (8 June). Read More

COVID-19 pandemic bolsters market power of digital giants, need for cooperation among rivals — Mundt

The COVID-19 pandemic has bolstered the market power of online platforms and caused an economic crisis necessitating cooperation to re-establish supply chains, the president of… Read More

Swedish proposal for authority decision-making powers gets mixed response

– Opponents see no efficiency increases, bad court record – Agency director-general sees clear efficiency benefits – Proposal for implementing ECN+ directive expected later in… Read More

Singapore pegs breach notification threshold at 500 data subjects – analysis

Singapore’s recent move to finalize its data protection law amendment raised some interesting talking points, including the mandatory notification threshold for data breaches that impact… Read More

EC VBER study points to need to revise rules to keep pace with market changes

The European Commission’s (EC) final report on the evaluation of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulations (VBER) and vertical guidelines has indicated grounds for the possible… Read More

Virgin Media/O2: Bundled services likely focus of scrutiny in EC merger review – lawyers

Virgin Media and O2’s bundled fixed line and mobile services are likely to be a key focus of scrutiny when the European Commission’s (EC) carries out its… Read More