Francesco Liberatore

The continuing evolution and advancement of digital communications around the world, from software-defined networking in a wide area network to over-the-top media services, has created significant business opportunities and advantages across borders. In response to such evolution and advancement, regulators around the world are reviewing their existing telecom regulation to see if it is still fit for purpose in this converging digital environment.

The EU has been leading the charge with the implementation of the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) and elsewhere, several other jurisdictions outside the EU have reviewed or are looking to review their current regulatory approach to bring it in line with the new definitions contained in the EECC. Therefore, ensuring compliance with the code and other applicable communications laws will be a key theme for 2022.
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One of the main issues facing the enforcement of competition laws, and corresponding compliance efforts, in digital markets is the inherent global nature of the conduct of digital markets players. As the OECD noted in this respect, “Governments may need to enhance co-operation across national competent agencies to address competition issues that are increasingly transnational in scope or involve global firms.” Against this backdrop, the US, EU and UK competition agencies have recently issued joint statements to re-affirm their commitment to cooperate in this area. This blog post provides a short commentary and shows that… there is more in those statements than meets the eye.
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