UK and Germany double up on Amazon

Author: Stijn Huijts
Published: 07.07.2022
Some days you just can’t get a break. Amazon was the recipient of not one but two pieces of bad news yesterday, with the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announcing that it has launched an investigation under the Competition Act 1998 into possible abuses of dominance by Amazon, and the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) designating Amazon as a digital gatekeeper under its new regulatory regime. It comes at a time when Amazon is reported to be close to completing an early resolution to the European Commission’s investigations into whether it breached EU competition laws. Below, we dissect the…