The EU Commission launches a public consultation to seek views from the public on the adoption of a regulation that would introduce a market investigation tool

On 2 June 2020, the European Commission (the Commission) published its inception impact assessment (or roadmap) on the possible adoption of regulation that would introduce a new market investigation tool. This assessment was immediately followed by the launch of a public consultation to seek views and feedback from the public regarding such a tool. The new tool would enable the Commission to investigate and impose behavioural and/or structural remedies on businesses with significant market power, whether dominant or not – and without any prior finding of a competition law infringement. As such, this new tool could present a significant risk and potential burden for companies with market power. On the other hand, it offers potential benefits to market participants, such as new entrants,

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  • Norton Rose Fulbright (Brussels)
  • Norton Rose Fulbright (Brussels)
  • McDermott Will & Emery (Brussels)

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Wilko Van Weert, Mai Muto, Caroline Ruiz Palmer, The EU Commission launches a public consultation to seek views from the public on the adoption of a regulation that would introduce a market investigation tool, 2 June 2020, e-Competitions June 2020, Art. N° 95539

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