Competition Concerns in the Time of Covid-19

Competition Concerns in the Time of Covid-19

 

MLex special report which surveys the responses of key jurisdictions — from the EU and major European nations to the US, China, Japan, India, Australia and across the rest of Asia — and looks at the trends and divergences emerging that will have repercussions for businesses and regulators for years to come.

 

September 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a patchwork of emergency efforts by governments around the world to protect consumers, help companies survive and keep industries afloat, while safeguarding against market distortion or concentration, unfair subsidies and exploitative acquisitions.  

But what happens now?

In some jurisdictions, changes have represented an accelerated version of reforms already in the pipeline; in others, regulators have been criticised for not easing up enough on suffering businesses; yet more have experimented with ad hoc changes that they must now choose to unwind, adapt or make permanent.  

This special report surveys the responses of key jurisdictions — from the EU and major European nations to the US, China, Japan, India, Australia and across the rest of Asia — and looks at the trends and divergences emerging that will have repercussions for businesses and regulators for years to come. 



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About the author:
Lewis Crofts is Global Chief Correspondent at MLex Market Insight, an independent media organisation providing market insight, analysis and commentary on regulatory risk. An expert in EU court function, competition policy and litigation, he leads MLex’s coverage on EU regulation, and has secured exclusive interviews with Margrethe Vestager, European competition chief, and Romano Pisciotti the first European ever extradited to the US on cartel charges. A graduate of Oxford University, Lewis worked in academia at the Charles University in Prague prior to becoming a journalist.