In the latest episode of Cleary Gottlieb’s Antitrust Review podcast, a panel of Cleary Gottlieb experts unpack the EU’s landmark Digital Markets Act, explaining its scope and implications for the world’s leading digital platforms.
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Antitrust Review Episode 5: In Conversation With Olivier Guersent
In this episode of Cleary Gottlieb’s Antitrust Review podcast, host Nick Levy is joined by Olivier Guersent, Director-General of the EC’s Directorate-General for Competition.
Advocate General Sides with Commission in its Appeal of General Court’s Overturning of Three/O2 Prohibition
Non-binding opinion finds that General Court erred in applying heightened standard of proof to cases involving unilateral effects in oligopolistic markets.…
General Court Partially Annuls European Commission Decision in Google Android
In September 2022, the General Court partially annulled the European Commission’s 2018 Google Android decision, which fined Google €4.3 billion for abuses of dominance relating to apps it offers for its Android mobile operating system (“OS”). The Court also found that the Commission’s investigation suffered from procedural errors. It reduced the fine by €200 million.
EU Digital Markets Act Published in the EU’s Official Journal
On October 12, 2022, the Digital Markets Act (DMA) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. This is the last step in the almost two-year long journey since the publication of the Commission’s initial proposal in December 2020.…
Antitrust Review Episode 4: In Conversation With Professor Eleanor M. Fox
In the fourth episode of Cleary Gottlieb’s Antitrust Review podcast, host Nick Levy interviews Professor Eleanor M. Fox, who for…
New Toolkit for Intervention Under the Draft Competition Enforcement Act
On September 26, 2022, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action published a draft of the Competition Enforcement Act which will amend the German Act Against Restraints of Competition (“ARC”) for the 11th time (“Draft 11th Amendment”). The aim of the Draft 11th Amendment is to strengthen the Federal Cartel Office’s (“FCO”) enforcement powers beyond the existing enforcement of antitrust and abuse of dominance violations. …
Antitrust Review Episode 3: In Conversation with John Fingleton CBE
In the third episode of Cleary Gottlieb’s Antitrust Review podcast, host Nick Levy interviews John Fingleton CBE, former head of…
Antitrust Review Episode 2: Vestager’s Second Term in Review
In the second episode of Cleary Gottlieb’s Antitrust Review podcast, a panel of Cleary Gottlieb partners discuss the achievements to…
The Italian Parliament Approves Competition Law Reform
On August 5, 2022, the Italian Parliament adopted Law No. 118, the “2021 Annual Competition Law” (the “ACL”). The ACL, which will enter into force on August 27, 2022, amends the Italian Competition Law (Law No. 287/90) in various respects.