CMA launches market study into the electric vehicle charging sector in the UK

The CMA has today (2 December 2020) launched a market study into the electric vehicle charging sector in the UK. The study will consider two broad themes: how to develop a competitive sector while also attracting private investment to help the sector grow; how to ensure people using electric vehicle chargepoints have confidence that they … Read more

UK Government endorses the CMA’s recommendations for pro-competitive measures in online platforms and digital advertising

On 27 November 2020, the UK Government published its response to the CMA’s recommendations set out in its final report of its market study into online platforms and digital advertising (the “Final Report”). The Government broadly endorses the CMA’s recommendations, though it identifies the need for further evidence and analysis before granting the full scope … Read more

Online Platforms and Digital Advertising – the CMA’s market study final report

In July 2020, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) published its market study final report “Online platforms and digital advertising” (“Report”) (see the Report here). The Report includes significant recommendations on the future regulation of platforms funded by digital advertising, with the CMA calling for the adoption of new UK legislation to provide for additional regulatory … Read more

New market investigation regime for the EU?

The Commission’s 2020 updated working programme provides for a legislative proposal for a new “ex ante competition tool” to be put forward before the end of 2020, in the context of its digital markets strategy. At this stage no further details as to the nature of the new tool are available, but Commissioner Vestager has … Read more

2019 African competition law year in review

The below brief addresses a number of interesting developments that occurred in the competition space across Africa during the course of 2019. In South Africa, we consider the amendments to the Competition Act, the enforcement approach to the new buyer power and price discrimination provisions, outcomes of the market inquiries into private healthcare, the grocery … Read more