Unilateral Conduct

Court upholds Slovak Telekom abuse of dominance fine

Court upholds Slovak Telekom abuse of dominance fine

26 June 2017

A Slovakian court has upheld a decision by the country's competition authority to fine Slovak Telekom €17.4 million for abuse of dominance.

Luxembourg refuses to investigate Amazon abuse complaint

Luxembourg refuses to investigate Amazon abuse complaint

23 June 2017

Luxembourg’s Competition Authority has dismissed a complaint about Amazon abusively terminating a contract with a German electronics retailer.

France amends Canal Plus commitments

France amends Canal Plus commitments

23 June 2017

France’s Competition Authority yesterday agreed to lift several injunctions it had imposed in its clearance of Canal Plus’ acquisition of two competitors, following changes to the country’s television markets.

Italy investigates jet fuel storage abuse of dominance

Italy investigates jet fuel storage abuse of dominance

21 June 2017

Italy’s Antitrust Authority suspects two companies restricted rivals from accessing a jet fuel storage facility at Bergamo airport.

CMA fines light fitting company for online RPM

CMA fines light fitting company for online RPM

20 June 2017

A light fittings group has agreed a £2.7 million (€3 million) settlement with the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority, for having engaged in resale price maintenance with online retailers and failed to change its conduct after receiving a pair of warning letters.

Top French court upholds fine for disparagement

Top French court upholds fine for disparagement

20 June 2017

France’s Cour de Cassation has upheld a decision that found Société Nouvelle des Yaourts de Littée (SNYL) abused its dominance by smearing a rival.

South Africa charges Rooibos

20 June 2017

The Competition Commission of South Africa has charged tea processor Rooibos Ltd, claiming the company attempted to monopolise tea supply by signing exclusionary agreements with farmers.

India issues first RPM fine to Hyundai

India issues first RPM fine to Hyundai

15 June 2017

The Competition Commission of India has fined Hyundai Motor India 870 million rupees (€12 million) for resale price maintenance and tying.

Excessive pricing: new use for a neglected tool in the enforcement armoury?

Excessive pricing: new use for a neglected tool in the enforcement armoury?

15 June 2017

Timothy McIver, Anne-Mette Heemsoth and Megan MacDonald at Debevoise & Plimpton in London explore the recent spike in excessive-pricing cases involving the pharmaceutical sector.

DG Comp probes Nike, Universal Studios and Sanrio

DG Comp probes Nike, Universal Studios and Sanrio

14 June 2017

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition has opened three separate investigations into licensing and distribution practices used by Nike, Sanrio and Universal Studios.