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Competition/antitrust in the metaverse

European Union, United Kingdom - October 13 2022 It is worth starting by pointing out the obvious - competition laws will apply to companies operating in the metaverse in the same way that they…

Is competition law taking over data protection claims?

European Union, United Kingdom - October 10 2022 The Bundeskartellamt made headlines a few years ago with its decision that Facebook had infringed competition law through its data collection…

Victoria Baron

Microsoft (understandably) opts not to offer CMA commitments for Activision Blizzard acquisition

United Kingdom - September 15 2022 The CMA announced today that it has referred Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard to an in-depth 'phase II' investigation. This comes as no…

CLIP of the month: Can abuse of dominance rules apply when merger control rules do not?

European Union, United Kingdom - August 11 2022 This month’s CLIP is the 13 October 2022 Opinion of Advocate General (AG) Kokott. It’s worth a read because her opinion that yes, the abuse of…

Manon Rattle

Will the CMA force Apple to allow cloud gaming apps on iPhones?

United Kingdom - June 16 2022 The CMA has published the final report from its market study into mobile ecosystems. The report covers a lot of ground, analysing Apple and Google's…