Amazon settles EU allegations regarding third-party sellers on Amazon Marketplace: some progress made but much remains to be done

The European Commission has accepted a set of legally-binding commitments offered by Amazon to settle two long-running antitrust investigations into whether Amazon has abused its dominant position in e-commerce.  In doing so, the Commission will not issue a formal infringement decision and will not impose a fine.   This is a significant outcome for these … Continue reading Amazon settles EU allegations regarding third-party sellers on Amazon Marketplace: some progress made but much remains to be done

The draft Implementing Regulation of the Digital Markets Act: Initial thoughts

On Friday 9 December 2022, the European Commission (“Commission”) published three documents relating to the implementation of the Digital Markets Act. The draft implementing regulation, which provides further practical details as to the implementation of the DMA; Annex 1, which is the Form GD (for gatekeeper designation); and Annex 2, which deals with the format … Continue reading The draft Implementing Regulation of the Digital Markets Act: Initial thoughts

Ofcom’s discussion document on media plurality and online news: Lessons for future regulatory interventions in the UK and beyond

Photo by Dominika Greguu0161ovu00e1 on Pexels.com On 16 November, Ofcom published a discussion document on media plurality and online news. The discussion document sets out Ofcom’s understanding of the role that online platforms, such as social media, search engines and news aggregators, play in the UK news ecosystem.  Ofcom’s discussion document focuses on hot (yet understudied) topics. Even though … Continue reading Ofcom’s discussion document on media plurality and online news: Lessons for future regulatory interventions in the UK and beyond

Some additional thoughts on the General Court’s judgment in Google Android

This is the second post on the General Court’s judgment in Google Android (T-604/18) delivered earlier this year (which Google has in the meantime appealed to the Court of Justice). As in the first post (available here), I would like to discuss some issues that caught my attention while reading the judgment, rather than summarize … Continue reading Some additional thoughts on the General Court’s judgment in Google Android