15 May 2017
Turkey’s Competition Authority is investigating three fuel companies for allegedly restricting the supply of liquified petroleum gas used in vehicles, after Turkey’s high administrative court overturned an earlier decision by the agency that no full investigation was needed.
08 May 2017
Portugal’s Competition Authority last week fined a retailer and an electricity distributor €38.3 million for including a non-compete agreement as part of a deal in which electricity customers could spend vouchers at the retailer.
05 May 2017
Egypt’s Economic Criminal Court has ordered the legal director of a company to pay 100,000 Egyptian pounds (€5,000) for refusing to cooperate with government officials during a dawn raid last October.
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.