EC, ex-FTC officials tout behavioural over structural remedies – ABA Spring Meeting

24 April 2020 - 12:00 am UTC

Antitrust enforcers should approach structural remedies with caution as they may not be proportionate, an official from the European Commission (EC), and former US enforcers, said today (23 April).
“You can’t just impose a structural remedy when there are proportionate behavioural remedies that can be imposed,” said Nicholas Banasevic, head of unit for antitrust in IT, Internet and consumer electronics at the EC’s competition directorate.
Banasevic, who was speaking in a personal capacity, made the remarks during a videocast on a panel titled “Big Tech: Too Big To Break Up?” organised by the American Bar Association for its virtual antitrust spring meeting. Former FTC chair Maureen Ohlhausen and William Kovacic, professor at George Washington University Law School and an FTC commissioner between 2006 and 2011, were speaking on the same panel.
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