Three publishers and Apple have agreed to alter their contracts with e-book retailers following a settlement with Canada’s Competition Bureau, marking the second time that the enforcer has entered consent agreements in a bid to alter practices on the e-book market.
The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has rejected drug distributor Flynn’s request to suspend an order by the UK’s competition watchdog forcing it to lower the price of an anti-epilepsy drug, three days after the company’s lawyer argued the decision would cause it irreparable harm.
South Africa’s Competition Commission has blocked packaging manufacturer Corruseal’s acquisition of rivals Boxlee and Pride Pak after finding the deal is likely to harm competition in the packaging markets.
The Lisbon Court of Appeal yesterday upheld a €4.1 million fine on oil and gas group Galp Energia for restricting where its distributors could sell bottled gas in Portugal, Azores and Madeira.
The Department of Justice yesterday settled charges against a North Carolina-based energy company for allegedly taking control of a company it bought before the required waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act expired.
Today president-elect Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th US president – an event that is undoubtedly going to have strong repercussions for US antitrust enforcement. On the antitrust side, we’ve got a story about the Department of Justice’s settlement with Duke Energy; and in the near future, look out for our exit interview with DOJ antitrust head Renata Hesse, and the agency’s No. 3 official Bill Baer.
After nine years, Joseph Wilson is stepping down from his post as commissioner at the Competition Commission of Pakistan, of which he was a founding member. His three terms had several ups and downs, which he shared with GCR, and while he praised the commission for success in its early years as he spoke to Charles McConnell, Wilson leaves the agency unsure of what the future holds.
As part of GCR’s third EU Cartel Survey, we examined five years of court decisions stemming from appeals against European Commission cartel cases. The data implies that DG Comp sees its decisions overturned or amended before the EU's High Court more often than observers have suggested.
European Commission state aid head Gert Jan Koopman today rejected criticism that the body is turning itself into a tax enforcer, and insisted that ongoing enforcement against beneficiaries of tax rulings will continue to focus on “outlier” situations where “patently you are looking at something that is off the radar screen”. Tom Webb at GCR Live State Aid in Brussels
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