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When does sustainable collaboration become an anticompetitive agreement?

On 4 February 2021, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition held a discussion about how EU competition policy can contribute to the Commission’s sustainability goals, embodied in the European Green Deal. In that context, it discussed, amongst others, how to assess the compatibility of sustainability agreements with article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning … Continue Reading

Changes to Hong Kong leniency program align more closely with U.S. program

On April 16, the CEO of the Hong Kong Competition Commission, Brent Snyder, announced extensive changes to the agency’s leniency program, aligning Hong Kong’s program more closely with the U.S.’s. Snyder previously served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for criminal enforcement at the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, so these changes do not come … Continue Reading

German FCO identifies potential consumer rights violations in recent investigation of comparison websites

On 11 April 2019, the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) released the final report on its sector inquiry into comparison websites. The FCO’s report identifies areas of concern in various industries, including energy, telecommunications, insurance, finance and travel, which are particularly relevant for consumers. The findings indicate that in some cases consumers are being misled, … Continue Reading
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