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Mundt denies "hipster competition" charge against European enforcement

Mundt denies "hipster competition" charge against European enforcement

14 September 2017

The president of Germany's Federal Cartel Office has defended his authority and others in Europe against criticisms of intervention in the dynamic digital economy.

ECJ clarifies excessive pricing test

ECJ clarifies excessive pricing test

14 September 2017

The European Court of Justice has ruled that comparing prices between EU member states is a valid way to determine whether prices may be abusively excessive.

CMA starts market investigation following FCA reference

CMA starts market investigation following FCA reference

14 September 2017

The UK's antitrust watchdog has started an 18-month market investigation of investment consultants, after the country's financial regulator for the first time referred concerns about a lack of competition in the sector for a full probe.

FAS officials say more tools are needed for digital markets enforcement

FAS officials say more tools are needed for digital markets enforcement

14 September 2017

Officials at Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service today said more tools are needed in order for the agency to effectively combat antitrust violations in the growing digital economy.

European Commission to receive foreign investment review powers

European Commission to receive foreign investment review powers

13 September 2017

An EU proposal to boost the bloc's foreign investment review powers will coordinate existing member state frameworks, and stay separate from the European Commission's competition mandate.

South Africa charges Hoegh

South Africa charges Hoegh

13 September 2017

South Africa's antitrust agency has referred its investigation of Norwegian shipping liner Hoegh to the country's Competition Tribunal, alleging the company took part in the global roll-on roll-off shipping cartel.

White & Case grows in Italy and Japan

White & Case grows in Italy and Japan

13 September 2017

White & Case has expanded its global competition practice with a lateral hire in Milan, and the addition of a former official from Japan's Fair Trade Commission in Tokyo.

French enforcer to review lawyers' gun-jumping guideline suggestions

French enforcer to review lawyers' gun-jumping guideline suggestions

12 September 2017

In the wake of a controversial €80 million penalty on Altice for integrating with its merger target before its deal was cleared, the president of France's Competition Authority has said local lawyers are drafting guidance on acceptable conduct during a pending merger for the enforcer's informal feedback.

Turkey launches excessive pricing probe

Turkey launches excessive pricing probe

12 September 2017

Turkey's Competition Authority is investigating whether a medical equipment company illegally charged excessive and discriminatory prices.

Korea rejects Hyundai commitments

Korea rejects Hyundai commitments

12 September 2017

Korea's Fair Trade Commission has given Hyundai Mobis a second chance to submit commitments to resolve a resale price maintenance investigation.