Lexology PRO | European Union | 11 Jul 2022
Former EU competition commissioner Neelie Kroes has been linked to violations of the bloc’s lobbying rules by reportedly urging politicians to “back off” investigations into Uber and offering to set up a meeting between the ride-hailing platform and an unnamed EU official.
Lexology PRO | European Union | 7 Jul 2022
The European Commission has accused Agroetanol and Alcogroup of colluding to rig ethanol benchmark rates to inflate the price of biofuels across Europe, months after a third company confessed to its role in the same cartel.
Lexology PRO | European Union | 5 Jul 2022
The European Commission has said it will need at least 150 staff members to enforce the new Digital Markets Act, nearly double the amount it initially anticipated when the law was proposed two years ago.
Lexology PRO | European Union, Ireland | 30 Jun 2022
The European Commission has accepted Insurance Ireland’s commitments to facilitate greater access to its claims information database, ending a three-year antitrust investigation into the association’s alleged discrimination against non-members.
Lexology PRO | European Union, Netherlands | 13 Jun 2022
Apple has complied with the Dutch competition authority’s order to change its dating app store payment rules after racking up €50 million in penalties, although the company is still pursuing its appeal against the decision due to consumer privacy concerns.
Lexology PRO | Asia-Pacific, Australia, China, etc. | 13 May 2022
New data protection legislation, digital sector inquiries, and emerging technology are leading to new challenges for businesses engaging in digital advertising.
Lexology PRO | European Union | 9 May 2022
The European Commission has opened a public consultation on its plans to streamline merger control procedures for non-problematic deals.
Lexology PRO | European Union, Global | 25 Mar 2022
European institutions have agreed on a text for the Digital Markets Act, paving the way for extensive new regulation of the world’s largest tech firms as soon as October 2022.
Lexology PRO | European Union, Netherlands | 21 Mar 2022
Apple has sent an updated compliance proposal to the Dutch antitrust authority, having now been fined €45 million for failing to make changes to its App Store for local dating applications as ordered by the enforcer.
Lexology PRO | European Union, Global, United Kingdom, etc. | 11 Mar 2022
The UK and EU competition watchdogs have formalised parallel investigations into an online advertising agreement between Meta and Google that came to light in an ongoing US antitrust probe.