21 October 2016
Norway’s Competition Authority has fined two construction companies for collusive bidding after they submitted a joint bid for a contract to manage a wastewater byproduct for which they were the only candidates.
05 October 2016
Laboratoires Servier will be allowed to argue at trial that the UK’s health ministry failed to take reasonable steps to encourage switching from a drug that was allegedly affected by a pay-for-delay scheme, an English judge ruled yesterday.
30 September 2016
France’s Competition Authority has ordered 37 modelling agencies and a trade association to pay €2 million in fines, after the companies agreed minimum fees to be paid to models and modelling agents.
27 September 2016
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition today opened a formal investigation of International Skating Union rules that impose penalties on athletes that participate in unauthorised events.
08 September 2016
The EU’s General Court today dismissed challenges to fines imposed on Lundbeck and several generic drugmakers for agreeing to delay the market entry of rivals to the antidepressant citalopram, prompting strong criticism from some competition specialists.
26 August 2016
Australia’s competition watchdog yesterday indicated that it would deny authorisation for a group of estate agents to negotiate collectively with dominant online and print advertising suppliers.
19 August 2016
Australia’s competition authority today said it needs more time to review an application by four banks that seek authorisation to collectively negotiate with Apple, as part of an attempt to force the technology company to host their online payment systems apps on its devices.
26 July 2016
The European Commission has accepted commitments from Paramount to end a probe into potentially anticompetitive movie licensing contracts, but confirmed it continues to investigate five other US movie studios and telecommunications company Sky UK.
14 July 2016
In a rare move, the head of Israel’s Antitrust Authority has blocked an exemption that would have allowed an association of physicians to represent its members in collective negotiations with insurance companies.
12 July 2016
Discussing the European Court of Justice’s decision on injunctive relief available to standard-essential patent holders, Robert O’Donoghue at Brick Court Chambers called the court-imposed procedural obligations in patent negotiations rigid, undemocratic and out of tune with “real world” SEP litigation. Sonya Lalli at GCR Live 8th Annual Brussels Conference: The Bigger Picture