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High inflation prompts some regulators to dig deep into their antitrust toolboxes
12 May 2023 00:00
With inflation rampant around the globe, antitrust authorities are facing public and political pressure to act against companies seen as using the global trend to ramp up prices. However, a lack of evidence of collusion has left many regulators feeling impotent. In this week’s podcast, we discuss ways in which some jurisdictions are using market investigations or rules on unilateral conduct to combat anticompetitive behavior, in the shadow of high inflation.
22 March 2023 11:35 by Tono GilAntitrust authorities are facing unprecedented pressure from governments and the public
James Panichi Senior Editor, Asia Pacific
James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the... Read more
Tono Gil Regulatory Reporter
Tono is a competition reporter for MLex in Brussels. Prior to joining MLex, he worked as a trainee in the European Parliament and as a correspondent in Valencia and Buenos Aires for the Spanish news agency EFE. Tono holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Valencia and a master in Transmedia Journalism.Follow Tono on Twitter.
Nicholas Hirst Chief Correspondent
Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.