A new EU Market Definition Notice fit for new market realities?

On 8 February 2024 the Commission adopted a revised Market Definition Notice (the Notice). This introduces new features, updates and clarifications in order to reflect new market realities, in particular the impact of digitalisation and the new ways of offering goods and services, and to bring the Notice in line with developments in the Commission’s … Read more

EU AI Regulation – Political Agreement Reached on the EU’s Landmark AI Act

After nearly three years of discussions and negotiation, political agreement has finally been reached in relation to the EU’s AI Act, the first major comprehensive regulation in relation to artificial intelligence.  While the text is not yet available, the key elements of the agreement are now clear.  In particular, the functional “risk-based” approach remains at … Read more

Competition in Digital Markets (Lexology GTDT Fourth Edition)

Experts from across our London, Brussels and Dusseldorf competition teams have updated the content for the fourth edition of Lexology Getting the Deal Through: Competition in Digital Markets, the go-to publication helping businesses and their advisers successfully navigate the myriad of complex issues that can arise when applying competition law in digital markets. We are … Read more

EU Digital Markets Act update: potential gatekeepers submit notifications

On 4 July 2023, the European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton, revealed in a LinkedIn post the companies that have declared that they meet the thresholds to qualify as gatekeepers under the Digital Markets Act (DMA). The deadline for such notifications was yesterday, 3 July 2023. The list includes the following seven companies: … Read more

Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill introduced before Parliament

The Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill (DMCC Bill) has now been published and introduced before Parliament.  This Bill is long awaited, having been delayed by parliamentary priorities and timing considerations. Its scope and implications are wide-ranging, and follow on both from a previous consultation on changes to the UK competition and consumer protection regimes, … Read more