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New EU Anti-Subsidy Regulation: Is the Tech Sector ready?

February 01, 2022

The European Union’s (EU’s) proposed new competition law regime, the Anti-Subsidy Regulation, seems on track to be finalised by mid-2022 and to apply from early 2023. The Anti-Subsidy Regulation was formally proposed in May 2021 but closely tracks a 2020 white paper. It will create mandatory new M&A notification and approval requirements based on a broad new group-wide, global financial metric, “financial contributions,” starting with multinationals’ 2020 financial years.

This article considers the proposal and its impact on the technology sector.

The UK's new NSI regime

December 06, 2021

The UK’s new, more extensive national security regime enters into force on January 4, 2022.

Antitrust in the Biden Administration

August 31, 2021

The "Executive Order", issued by Biden in July, challenges the use of monopoly power by dominant industry players in the technology sector

Technology Joint Ventures - Partnering for the Future

May 06, 2021

This article examines the key aspects of joint ventures in the technology sector and the particular issues and challenges that these joint ventures raise.

EU Commission Scales Vertical Block Exemption Mountain

January 11, 2021

Jay Modrall discusses recent changes to the EU antitrust reform agenda, including the long-awaited consultation on reform of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (the VBER) and related Guidelines, published on December 18, 2020.

Shaken, not stirred: EU mixes big tech regulation and antitrust

January 08, 2021

Jay Modrall discusses the Digital Markets Act (DMA), the European Commission’s regulatory agenda and ongoing antitrust reform agenda in a recent article published by InformaConnect.

EU data governance regulation – A wave of digital, regulatory and antitrust reform begins - Part Three

December 17, 2020

In the third blog post of this series on the European Commission's proposed Data Governance Regulation (the DGR), we consider the DGR’s relationship to competition law rules.

EU data governance regulation – A wave of digital, regulatory and antitrust reform begins - Part Two

December 16, 2020

In this blog post, we outline the new regimes for data sharing service providers and data altruism under the DGR, and consider the potential impact on businesses.

EU data governance regulation – a wave of digital, regulatory and antitrust reform begins - Part 1

December 10, 2020

On 25 November 2020, the European Commission (EC) published its proposed Data Governance Regulation (the DGR), which will create a new legal framework to encourage the development of a European single market for data.

Launching our new video series - Inside Tech Law Talks

September 08, 2020

Inside Tech Law Talks is our new video series providing short updates on recent developments and key issues facing technology and consumer businesses.