25 April 2017
The EU’s competition watchdog today raided the four mobile network operators in Sweden, based on concerns that they are violating EU competition law.
21 April 2017
Austria’s Cartel Court has ruled that Makita must pay €1.56 million for 13 years' worth of anticompetitive conduct, during which time the power tool manufacturer negotiated resale prices with retailers and imposed a ban on parallel trade of its products.
20 April 2017
Canada’s Federal Court yesterday stayed Kobo’s application for a judicial review of the second round of Competition Bureau e-book settlements, in order to let the country’s specialist competition tribunal rule on whether Canada has jurisdiction over the alleged e-book price-fixing.
11 April 2017
In opening arguments in its case against 1-800 Contacts today, counsel to the US Federal Trade Commission argued that Google and other search engines were harmed by agreements that limit the ability of rival contact lens retailers to buy search advertising using 1-800 Contacts’ trademarked name.
03 April 2017
Australia’s competition watchdog has denied four banks permission to collectively boycott Apple Pay and collectively negotiate with the technology company to develop their own digital wallets on Apple’s iOS platform.
31 March 2017
Italy’s competition watchdog yesterday opened an investigation into twelve companies, their subsidiaries and a trade association follwing suspicions they rigged the market for corrugated cardboard and packaging.
22 March 2017
Italy’s Council of State has upheld a decision to quash a €29 million fine on two insurance companies, after finding that the country’s competition watchdog had failed to show that the parallel conduct was due to illegal agreements.
22 March 2017
Norway’s Competition Authority today fined four publishers 32 million kroner (€3.5 million) for boycotting a book distributor in favour of a distributor they jointly owned.
20 March 2017
The Competition Tribunal of South Africa on Thursday signed off on a fine of 10 million rand (€740,000) on Blinkwater Mills for fixing the price of maize, in another settlement of one of the longest running complaints in the history of the competition authority.
17 March 2017
Japan’s competition authority issued a warning to Deutsche Bank on Wednesday for exchanging information with Citi Securities and rigging bids in the European government bond market, in a rare investigation into cartels in the Japanese finance sector.