Topic: Antitrust and competition

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EU Commission Launches Consultations on Ex Ante Antitrust Tool and Platform Regulation

June 17, 2020

On June 2, 2020, the EU Commission (EC) launched two major consultations: one relating to a possible new competition tool to allow the EC to intervene in vulnerable markets without the need to find that any company has violated EU competition law (the Ex Ante Tool Consultation), and the second relating to the forthcoming Digital Services Act package (the DSA Consultation).

The New EU AI and Data Strategy and what it Means for EU Antitrust Reform

March 24, 2020

This article summarises the AI and Data Package released by the European Commission on 19 February 2020 and discusses the role of EU antitrust reform.

Future Mobility: EU Commission Shifts Gears

November 05, 2019

The automotive industry stands on the brink of a revolution that will affect not only automobile manufacturers and suppliers but also stakeholders in an expanding ecosystem of both traditional and new players.

Vestager’s Digital Antitrust Blueprint

September 24, 2019

Effects of Commissioner Vestager’s unprecedented nomination to a second term as Competition Commissioner and dual mandate as Executive Vice-President for a Europe fit for the Digital Age (Digital Commissioner).

“Digital Era” Report Bolsters Commissioner Vestager’s Digital Legacy

June 06, 2019

The European Commission has published a report on competition policy for the digital era looking at challenges for EU competition policy created by the ongoing digitisation of the economy.

The price is not right: European Commission sanctions consumer electronics manufacturers for resale price maintenance entrenched by pricing algorithms and monitoring technologies

August 16, 2018

A recent decision from the European Commission has highlighted the role of pricing algorithms and monitoring software in exacerbating the impact of an infringement of EU competition rules.

AI and detection of competition / antitrust law violations

October 24, 2017

The UK Government has issued a report on Growing the Artificial Intelligence Industry in the UK.

Artificial Intelligence: Collusion and competition

August 22, 2017

Figuratively speaking, “artificiality” has always been a feature of anti-competitive conduct.