01 June 2016
The UK government is consulting on a series of proposals that could quicken the pace of the Competition and Markets Authority’s Phase II investigations and change the composition of its decision-making panel.
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Competition authorities’ efforts to adopt similar rules can be hamstrung by differing economic realities, a senior official from Japan’s Fair Trade Commission said today. Pallavi Guniganti at GCR Live in Seoul
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The year-old patent policy set by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has had anticompetitive effects, a former Federal Trade Commission intellectual property counsel said yesterday. Charles McConnell at GCR Live: IP & Antitrust
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Singapore’s competition watchdog has fined financial advisory consultancies after they forced a rival to stop offering discount rebates on competing life insurance products, handing down its first infringement decision in a year.
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A pensioners’ association has begun the UK’s first ever opt-out class action, seeking compensation from a mobility scooter manufacturer that breached the country’s competition rules – a case practitioners say will be closely watched by London’s antitrust bar.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.