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New Antitrust Tools for the Digital Economy in China and the EU—a Comparative view of the Platform Antitrust Guidelines in China and the Digital Markets Act in the EU

5 October 2022

This article takes a comparative view of new legislation introduced in China and the EU to deal with antitrust challenges arising from the rapidly evolving digital economy. The authors review the two regimes with respect to legislative background, scope of application, approach to conduct issues and merger control, as well as expectations about future enforcement.

The authors are Zibo Liu, Counsel and Stavroula Vryna, Senior Associate, Clifford Chance LLP.

This article was first published by Thomson Reuters, trading as Sweet & Maxwell, 5 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AQ in the European Competition Law Review as "The UK Vertical Agreements Block Exemption Order: key takeaways from the CMA guidance" in [E.C.L.R. 2022, 43(10) 458-465] and is reproduced by agreement with the publishers.

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