Unilateral Conduct

India goes after Roche for ripping rivals

India goes after Roche for ripping rivals

27 April 2017

The Competition Commission of India has greenlighted its investigative branch to probe Swiss drugmaker Hoffmann La-Roche for allegedly trying to sabotage Mylan Pharmaceuticals and another company from entering a cancer drug market.

Uber faces Egypt prosecution

Uber faces Egypt prosecution

25 April 2017

Egypt’s Competition Authority referred Uber to prosecutors this week, alleging the car-hailing company failed to cooperate with an investigation into possible anticompetitive practices.

DG Comp raids Swedish mobile operators

DG Comp raids Swedish mobile operators

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.

Danish enforcer fines Olympus for RPM

Danish enforcer fines Olympus for RPM

18 April 2017

Denmark’s competition watchdog today said it has fined the Danish branch of optical and digital equipment manufacturer Olympus 3.6 million kroner (€484,000), after the company admitted to engaging in resale price maintenance.

Huawei/ZTE leaves SEP framework “incomplete”, EU Commission says

Huawei/ZTE leaves SEP framework “incomplete”, EU Commission says

18 April 2017

The European Commission is consulting on how it can improve what it calls an incomplete framework for evaluating standard-essential patents – although several observers question whether the enforcer is best-suited to wade into the debate.

Google settles Russian Android charges

Google settles Russian Android charges

18 April 2017

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service yesterday settled a two-year battle with Google after the company agreed to change its policy on Android mobile devices’ pre-installed apps and search engine settings.

Mauritius delivers first RPM decision

Mauritius delivers first RPM decision

13 April 2017

The Mauritian competition authority hit a local meat distribution and marketing company with the country’s first-ever penalty for resale price maintenance.

Qualcomm: Apple is no victim

Qualcomm: Apple is no victim

12 April 2017

Apple’s lawsuits against Qualcomm and misrepresentations to antitrust enforcers to spur investigations of the chipmaker are part of a global strategy to boost the iPhone maker’s bargaining power, Qualcomm said in court papers this week.

Russia: stevedores must disgorge €277 million

Russia: stevedores must disgorge €277 million

10 April 2017

Russia’s competition authority has imposed a rare disgorgement penalty on four seaport terminal operators for abusing their dominance in the cargo loading and unloading markets of key ports by charging their customers unfairly high prices – based on the use of non-Russian currency, at rates that have not been adjusted to the fall in the rouble’s value.

English judge tanks fish supply antitrust claim

English judge tanks fish supply antitrust claim

10 April 2017

A seafood distributor cannot continue a claim that a competitor froze it out of the market for selling seafood in the UK to trade buyers, a High Court judge ruled last week.