Policy Brief | Issue 4 | 29 January 2020

In its fourth policy brief, the Monopolies Commission discusses the draft bill for a Tenth Act to amend the Act against Restraints of Competition for a focused, proactive and digital competition law 4.0 (Competition Law Digitisation Act).

  • The new types of abuse for companies with paramount cross-market significance should not be introduced in haste.
  • In the case of exploitative abuses, a causal link between dominant position and abusive behavior should still be present.
  • The companies affected by the proceedings should be required by law to cooperate more strongly if effective enforcement by the antitrust authorities cannot otherwise be ensured.
  • An increase in the merger notification thresholds and the associated lowering of competition protection should be combined with a targeted increase of merger review in regional markets.

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