Following its issuance of the Interim Rules on Preliminary Inquiry and Full Administrative Investigation in August 2017, the Philippine Competition Commission (Commission) has issued its more comprehensive Rules of Procedure.
On 15 September 2017, the 5th draft of the new Competition Law (the 5th Draft) was published on the National Assembly Office Portal for public review and comments. The 5th Draft is being reviewed by the Standing Committee of the National Assembly and is expected to be passed in May 2018.
The focus on competition in African airspace has been renewed and the focus on pricing in the telecommunications sector in Africa has been increased.
After two-and-a-half-years of parliamentary debate, on 2 August 2017, the Italian Parliament has (finally) approved the Annual Market and Competition Law.
The Brexit Competition Law Working Group has published its conclusions and recommendations on the implications of Brexit for UK competition law and policy.
The UK Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) is delivering on its commitment to step up its enforcement of competition law.
The aim of this quarterly is to give you a regular, brief practical overview of significant competition law developments that may affect your business operations in the region.
A government Ordinance implements Directive 2014/104/EU on certain rules governing actions for damages for infringements of the competition law provisions and some important amendments to the Romanian Competition Law.
On June 9 2017, the 9th amendment to the German Competition Act (ARC) finally comes into force. The main reason behind this substantial change of German competition law was the implementation of the EU directive 2014/104/EU on Antitrust Damages Actions.
The German Parliament approved the draft of a new Federal Data Protection Act in order to align the German data protection law with the requirements of the European General Data Protection Regulation and to make use of the opening clauses of the GDPR.