Unilateral Conduct

Egypt imposes remedies on electricity distributors for abuse of dominance

Egypt imposes remedies on electricity distributors for abuse of dominance

15 August 2017

Egypt's competition enforcer has imposed remedies on six electricity distributors after finding they abused their dominant position in the electricity supply market.

Kaspersky withdraws Microsoft complaints

Kaspersky withdraws Microsoft complaints

11 August 2017

Russian antivirus software provider Kaspersky Lab has agreed to pull multiple complaints against Microsoft, after the PC provider agreed to address Kaspersky's concerns that it illegally shut out rival antivirus software.

CMA puts Unilever investigation on ice

CMA puts Unilever investigation on ice

11 August 2017

The UK's competition enforcer will take no further action against Unilever, after investigating whether the company's promotional offers on ice cream harmed competition.

Italian court upholds Aspen excessive pricing decision

Italian court upholds Aspen excessive pricing decision

03 August 2017

An Italian court has upheld the Italian Antitrust Authority's decision to fine pharmaceutical company Aspen €5 million for abuse of dominance, backing the enforcer's benchmark for assessing whether the company had unfairly inflated the prices of cancer drugs.

Turkey investigates mobile operators

Turkey investigates mobile operators

31 July 2017

Turkey's competition enforcer has launched an investigation into Vodafone, Turkcell and Avea after suspecting that each abused its dominance in bulk text messaging markets.

France accepts commitments from sugar beet society

France accepts commitments from sugar beet society

27 July 2017

France's competition watchdog yesterday ended an investigation of sugar producer cooperatives Tereos and Cristal Union after the companies offered commitments that addressed concerns they were foreclosing the country's sugar beet procurement market.

AG Wahl sides with Coty

AG Wahl sides with Coty

26 July 2017

European Court of Justice advocate-general Nils Wahl has said a prestige brand can restrict the online distribution of its products on third-party marketplaces in order to preserve its products' luxury image - a view that observers say contradicts the enforcement practice of Germany's Federal Cartel Office.

IMS Health agrees commitments with Spanish enforcer

IMS Health agrees commitments with Spanish enforcer

24 July 2017

Spain's competition authority has approved commitments proposed by US healthcare company IMS Health following an investigation over allegedly illegal clauses in the company's contracts.

Swedish court overturns abuse finding against Telia

Swedish court overturns abuse finding against Telia

24 July 2017

An appeal court in Sweden has ruled that a telecommunications operator is no longer liable to pay €8.7 million in damages to a competitor, stating that Telia did not abuse its dominance in the broadband market - despite a contrary finding by Sweden's competition authority.

UK court rejects class action against MasterCard

UK court rejects class action against MasterCard

21 July 2017

The UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal has refused to grant a collective proceedings order for a £14 billion opt-out class action against MasterCard, holding that the determination of payments to individual victims is "impossible".