Fenwick antitrust & & competitors partner Steve Albertson will speak at GCR Live: Antitrust in the Digital Economy in San Francisco on May 17. Steve will take part in the panel “What next for merger control in the online economy?” from 1:15 -2:15 pm PT.
The UK’s Competitors and Markets Authority ended up being the very first antitrust firm to obstruct an acquisition by among the 4 Huge Tech business when it purchased Facebook to relax its already-completed acquisition of Giphy in November 2021. Throughout the Atlantic on the other hand, the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice have actually released rallying sobs requiring harder, more dissuasive merger enforcement in innovation markets while seeking to “reverse” previous undisputed offers. New tools, guidelines and procedures are likewise being established that make it simpler for different companies to scrutinise and challenge mergers. And yet in spite of this wave of more stringent rhetoric and enforcement, the European Commission has actually revealed its desire to clear Google/Fitbit and Facebook/Kustomer with no structural treatments.
View an in-depth schedule of the conference and list of speakers here