Stay in your lane? Regulators are grappling with the competitive effects of growing business ecosystemsClick here to read the full article online
Recently, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has voiced concerns that entry by an established (particularly digital) firm into new markets can be a ‘defensive’ strategy employed to protect its position in an existing core market. Here we ask: what would need to be true for such diversification to have anti-competitive effects? And what would be the appropriate regulatory response in this situation?