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“Amid all the macro uncertainty expected in 2023, one thing is certain: especially in difficult times, authorities want competition policy to drive the best outcomes for consumers. Businesses should actively prepare for heightened scrutiny of their business practices and M&A activity and public positioning on positive consumer impacts is vital.”
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“Antitrust agencies are sharpening their toolbox and gearing up to deploy their enforcement powers to the fullest so that competition works well across sectors even in challenging economic times.”
“Parties should plan for the unexpected in 2023 – authorities are likely to remain interventionist in M&A, particularly in tech, healthcare and ‘green’ sectors.”
“Companies acquiring distressed assets should be prepared to engage early with authorities where expedited clearance may be needed.”
“How the Commission, would-be gatekeepers and other stakeholders implement and participate in the roll out of the DMA next year will shape the evolution of digital markets, with potential implications far beyond the EU.”
“2023 will be the year of long-awaited guidance for companies wishing to collaborate on genuine sustainability initiatives.”
“Foreign investors can expect a more intensive standard of review in 2023 – particularly in targets involving sensitive technology, which remain a focus for controls.”
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Never in the history of competition policy have so many regulators, competition authorities and governments focused so intently and – now – enduringly on the same market and the same types of conduct: the tech sector. As we look to 2023, it’s clear that this laser focus has not only had an effect on tech markets, but has reshaped competition law itself. In 2023 the EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) will come into effect – the most significant EU competition law reform since the introduction of the EU merger control regime in 1989 – specifically aimed at curtailing the power of the largest tech companies.
In this publication we explore the key global trends in the technology sector that we believe will shape the legal outlook for businesses in 2023 and beyond.
Platypus is our new online UK merger control hub. We will present and refresh up-to-date key statistics and commentary on the UK Competition and Market Authority’s decisional practice outcomes.
Rhino is our digital platform for EU merger control analysis with statistics, updated monthly, and commentary. Three statistics modules focus on Phase I and Phase II intervention rates, the length of prenotification and formal procedure durations and remedies from 2011.
On this page you can access webinars and podcasts in which competition experts from around the world discuss the key legal and regulatory issues of today.