The Kyiv Commercial Court of Appeal this week rejected Gazprom’s appeal against the enforcement of a 172 billion hryvenia (€6.4 billion) abuse of dominance fine it was ordered to pay last year.
Austria’s Cartel Court yesterday confirmed a €650,000 fine imposed on home appliance manufacturer De’Longhi-Kenwood last year for heading a hub-and-spoke cartel that rigged prices of its coffee makers and restricted internet sales.
A Canadian company specialising in water and sewer system infrastructure has agreed to pay a C$160,000 fine (€115,304), after pleading guilty to eight counts of bid rigging.
Observers yesterday said the Federal Trade Commission’s recent complaint against Qualcomm is unclear, and questioned the legal theory the agency used to bring the case over the chipmaker’s allegedly anticompetitive patent licensing practices.
American conglomerate Honeywell on Wednesday sought to block security systems company Alarm.com’s $140 million acquisition of two business units from rival iControl Networks.
On 1 December 2016, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority announced that Trod Ltd managing director Daniel Aston had provided a disqualification undertaking not to act as a director of any UK company for five years. This marked the first time the CMA has secured such a disqualification for a company found to have infringed competition law. Hogan Lovells partner Christopher Hutton examines the consequences.
Reed Smith has hired two Linklaters litigation partners, Joseph P Armao and Paul Alfieri, to its global regulatory enforcement group in New York.
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