Summer 2019's top antitrust and competition stories
Global antitrust enforcers have shown little sign of taking the summer off, and competition law enforcement remains a high priority in many countries. Here’s a look at four important trends that businesses should not ignore: the recent flurry of investigations and market studies into digital markets and possibilities for reform; the value of an effective competition compliance programme and how best to go about developing one; the continued determination of competition authorities to intervene in mergers and top tips for getting your deal over the line without surprises; and the reinvigorated debate about the interplay between competition and industrial policy.
“Competition authorities are determined to get to grips with how digital markets work, especially in relation to digital platforms and the role of big data. Translating this better understanding into a more coherent and effective framework for intervention will be the real challenge going forward.”