2021 was a busy year for the Platform Law Blog, but things will be even more intense in 2022

Many thanks to our loyal readers for following us throughout the year. We had a great run in 2021 with a vast increase in our audience. Many thanks also to the legislators, competition officials and policy-makers for giving us great materials to draw from. 2021 has been a year of intense developments on the Platform … Continue reading 2021 was a busy year for the Platform Law Blog, but things will be even more intense in 2022

The Interim Report of the CMA’s Market Study on Mobile Ecosystems :  A Great Piece of Work

On 14 December 2021, the CMA published the Interim Report of its Market Study on Mobile Ecosystems. This is a massive (445 pages + annexes) piece of work, which is – as always with the CMA – extremely well done. The purpose of this Interim Report is for the CMA to share the content of … Continue reading The Interim Report of the CMA’s Market Study on Mobile Ecosystems :  A Great Piece of Work

CMA blocks the Facebook/Giphy merger: you can’t say they didn’t warn us

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) investigation into the acquisition of Giphy by Facebook (now Meta) has been watched by merger control practitioners with morbid fascination. It has included everything one could wish for in a merger case – a Big Tech killer acquisition (arguably), novel theories of harm (arguably), satellite litigation, the highest … Continue reading CMA blocks the Facebook/Giphy merger: you can’t say they didn’t warn us