3 Tech Competition Concerns In Europe

Law360 (August 20, 2019, 2:44 PM EDT) -- The largest technology firms have increasingly been scrutinized by competition enforcers and governments that are concerned with potential anti-competitive behavior. Recent European cases involving Google, Amazon and Facebook, as well as the acquisition of numerous smaller firms by large technology companies, have spurred a lively debate, particularly with regard to the adequacy of current competition policy frameworks in dealing with competition issues.[1]

­­In this article, we focus on three recurring concerns raised in the context of several initiatives in different jurisdictions (including in Europe,[2] Australia,[3] the United Kingdom,[4] Germany and Austria[5]) in relation to large technology companies:

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