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Proposed Google remedies unlikely to satisfy rivals

Proposed Google remedies unlikely to satisfy rivals

19 September 2017

Google's proposal to alter its search engine results to address the European Commission's abuse of dominance decision has sparked opposition from complainants.

Vestager proposes external panel to advise on antitrust

Vestager proposes external panel to advise on antitrust

19 September 2017

The European Commission's commissioner for competition has said that she wants to set up a panel of experts from outside the commission to foster a "competition of ideas" about how to enforce antitrust law in rapidly changing markets.

Google lawyer praises IP limitations 

Google lawyer praises IP limitations 

18 September 2017

Limitations placed on copyright protections have allowed online technology companies to infuse markets with the kind of economic benefits associated with robust competition, Google's lead competition lawyer said last week.

Israel considers creating class action court

Israel considers creating class action court

18 September 2017

Israel's Antitrust Authority and the country's justice ministry may nominate a Jerusalem court to handle all antitrust class action lawsuits.

Portugal accepts information exchange commitments

Portugal accepts information exchange commitments

18 September 2017

Portugal's competition agency has accepted commitments from a credit providers' association, following suspicions that information exchanges from some of its members could harm competition in the country's specialised credit sector.

Spanish authority loses in court again

Spanish authority loses in court again

18 September 2017

Spain's National Court has overturned a decision by the country's antitrust enforcer to fine Repsol €22.6 million for a subsidiary's alleged activities, the third annulment of a competition authority decision in less than three months.

Laitenberger: Competition can promote economic fairness

15 September 2017

A top EU antitrust official today said antitrust enforcement has its limits, but that he and his peers must do all they can within those limits to ensure their work promotes economic and social fairness.

ECJ denies LG and Philips cathode ray tube appeals

15 September 2017

The EU's top court has rejected cathode ray tube makers LG Electronics' and Philips Electronics' attempts to reduce fines they were ordered to pay for their role in the CRT cartel.

South African court overturns merger clearance

South African court overturns merger clearance

15 September 2017

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has quashed the Competition Commission's decision to approve a merger between two poultry suppliers, after finding the enforcer made factual errors in its assessment of the deal.

CADE annuls appointment of general superintendent

CADE annuls appointment of general superintendent

15 September 2017

Brazil's president Michel Temer has surprised local practitioners by annulling the appointment of Amanda Athayde Linhares Martins as general superintendent of the country's competition authority, and replacing her with current commissioner Alexandre Cordeiro Macedo.