One of the issues I am often asked about the Digital Markets Act (“DMA”) is how to ensure that it will be properly implemented. While business users of core platform services will often be pleased with the content of the provisions that apply to the relevant gatekeepers, there is a concern that these provisions may … Continue reading Ensuring DMA compliance: What are the business users’ options?
The Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill is now in the Report Stage in Parliament before it heads to the second chamber, the House of Lords. Trawling through the 87 pages of proposed amendments this week, I was tempted to reach for a hackneyed Winston Churchill quote: “Many forms of Government have been tried, and … Continue reading UK digital markets regime under attack, but still on course
On 6 September 2023, the European Commission adopted the first “designation” decisions under the Digital Markets Act (or “DMA”). Those decisions designate as “gatekeepers” certain tech companies which offer core platform services that meet specific quantitative criteria (e.g., they reach 45 million end users). We are now gearing up for effective compliance, which will play … Continue reading Will DMA proceedings make competition law obsolete? No they won’t