Lexology PRO | European Union | 6 May 2021
The European Commission is considering how to revise its horizontal block exemption rules after concluding that they do not give proper guidance on agreements in digital markets or on sustainability collaborations.
Lexology PRO | European Union | 5 May 2021
The European Commission has announced plans to tackle foreign subsidies that may harm competition within the EU single market by introducing a new notification system for deals that are partly financed by non-EU governments.
PRO Compliance | United Kingdom | 24 Mar 2021
The UK’s competition watchdog has said it intends to block the tie-up between equity crowdfunding platforms Crowdcube and Seedrs, after its fast-tracked in-depth review found the merged company would hold over 90% of the UK market.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer | European Union | 8 Mar 2021
Article 17 of the EU Digital Single Markets (DSM) Directive (‘the Directive’) sparked a heated public debate far beyond the usual circles of copyright…
Lexology PRO | Australia, Canada, European Union, etc. | 4 Mar 2021
As Australia’s landmark law shakes up how Google and Facebook share curated news, Lexology PRO looks at new regulations and updates relating to displaying news content on digital platforms in key jurisdictions around the globe.
PRO Compliance | Canada, European Union, Global, etc. | 1 Feb 2021
A look at Thailand’s new data protection act, transfer impact assessments and how to leverage contracts to protect data among other key data protection updates.
PRO Compliance | European Union | 6 Jan 2021
The European Commission has followed up on its promise to protect gig workers by consulting on proposed exemptions from competition rules that would allow certain groups to form collective bargaining agreements.
PRO Compliance | European Union | 18 Dec 2020
Critics have accused the European Commission of hiding behind privacy rules to avoid tackling some of the competition issues posed by Google’s acquisition of Fitbit, although others believe it was right for the enforcer to approve the deal subject to decade-long data remedies.
PRO Compliance | European Union, United Kingdom | 15 Dec 2020
The European Commission’s draft Digital Markets Act contains a long-awaited definition of “gatekeeper” platforms that will be forced to notify the enforcer about their every acquisition and abide by a host of new rules if the proposed bill becomes law.
PRO Compliance | Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom | 9 Dec 2020
Apple will soon add easy-to-understand notices on its app store explaining how apps use personal data, following pressure from an international group of consumer protection authorities.