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Dodoo: “some latitude” needed in Asia on information exchange

Dodoo: “some latitude” needed in Asia on information exchange

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer China antitrust co-head Ninette Dodoo today argued that in the Asian context, information exchange should be distinguished from anti-competitive activities. Sonya Lalli at GCR Live in Singapore

MasterCard beats interchange fees investigation

MasterCard beats interchange fees investigation

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Italy’s Antitrust Authority was wrong to conclude that MasterCard infringed competition law by setting minimum interchange fees and concluding vertical licensing agreements with banks approving those fees, Italy’s top administrative court has ruled.

DG Comp publishes liner shipping commitments

DG Comp publishes liner shipping commitments

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Europe’s competition watchdog today announced a market test of commitments proposed by liner shipping companies, marking a possible end to the enforcer’s controversial price signalling investigation within the next few months.

CMA imposes record high fine in first pay-for-delay case

CMA imposes record high fine in first pay-for-delay case

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Following a five-year investigation, the UK’s competition watchdog today fined GlaxoSmithKline and other pharmaceutical companies £45 million (€58 million) for their agreement to hold off on the sale of generic versions of a GSK drug. 

German court ruling on resellers contradicts Bundeskartellamt

German court ruling on resellers contradicts Bundeskartellamt

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Manufacturers can impose restrictions on distributors to prevent them reselling their products on third-party retail websites such as Amazon Marketplace, without falling afoul of competition law, a court in Germany has said.

Booking.com to appeal German MFN ban

Booking.com to appeal German MFN ban

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Booking.com has announced it will appeal the decision by Germany’s competition authority to prohibit the company’s use of most favoured nation clauses in dealing with hotels.

EU prohibits MasterCard fee

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The European Commission has ordered MasterCard to stop applying one of its interchange fees within six months or face severe penalties.