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French and German Competition Authorities: ‘Unclear If Algorithms Create A Need for New Competition Law Tools’

France, Germany - November 20 2019 The report distinguishes three types of situations in which the use of algorithms may cause problems: 1.) Algorithms used to implement a traditional...

Robin Struijlaart.

Dutch Competition Authority Launches Market Study Into Large Tech Firms and Payments

Netherlands - October 25 2019 At the request of the Dutch Minister of Finance, the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (Autoriteit Consument & Markt; ACM) has initiated a...

Robin Struijlaart, Joost Dibbits.

Benelux Competition Authorities Address the Challenges Faced by Competition Authorities in the Digital Age

Luxembourg, Netherlands, Belgium - October 17 2019 The presidents of the three authorities present their joint ideas about specific issues that digital developments might raise in merger control cases...

Thomas Verstraeten, Gert-Wim van de Meent.

German Competition Authority Suffers Defeat In Landmark Facebook Case

Germany - August 29 2019 In a judgment dated 26 August 2019, a German court has suspended a landmark decision by the German competition authority, the Bundeskartellamt...

Robin Struijlaart, Joost Dibbits.

The Dutch competition authority wants new tools for pro-active competition law enforcement in digital markets

Netherlands - August 8 2019 On 6 August 2019, the Dutch Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) published a short paper in which it endorses the Dutch government's call for...

Robin Struijlaart, Joost Dibbits.