Unilateral Conduct

Ford loses appeal for misleading enforcer

Ford loses appeal for misleading enforcer

17 October 2017

A Portuguese court has upheld a €150,000 fine on Ford Lusitana for providing inaccurate information during an antitrust investigation into the company’s car warranty clauses.

Taiwan targets Google on Android

Taiwan targets Google on Android

17 October 2017

Taiwan’s antitrust enforcer suspects Google may have illegally forced phone and tablet manufacturers to pre-install its apps on devices running the Android operating system, the agency’s head confirmed in an interview with GCR.

Taiwan becomes latest to fine Qualcomm

Taiwan becomes latest to fine Qualcomm

11 October 2017

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission has fined Qualcomm NT$23.4 billion (€653 million) for monopolising the market for microchips used in devices that comply with multiple mobile communications standards.

Dutch court upholds Nike's selective distribution

Dutch court upholds Nike's selective distribution

11 October 2017

A Dutch court has ruled that Nike’s selective online distribution is permitted under European law, using Advocate-General Nils Wahl’s opinion in Coty to justify the US shoemaker’s policy.

DG Comp punishes state rail operator

DG Comp punishes state rail operator

02 October 2017

The EU’s antitrust agency has fined Lithuania’s state rail operator nearly €28 million after the company removed a stretch of rail track to prevent a major customer from switching to a competing rail operator.

Google’s proposed remedies may not assuage EU concerns

Google’s proposed remedies may not assuage EU concerns

29 September 2017

Google’s proposal to auction off positions in the shopping box that appears adjacent to its search engine results may allow the company to extract revenue from rivals, but do little to address the European Commission’s June decision, according to a report by a rival comparison shopping site.

France’s supreme court orders further selective distribution appeal

France’s supreme court orders further selective distribution appeal

28 September 2017

France’s Cour de Cassation has told a lower court to re-hear a case involving a selective distribution dispute between skincare company Caudalie and a pharmaceutical marketplace it had accused of unlawfully selling its products.

Google separates shopping for EU remedy

Google separates shopping for EU remedy

26 September 2017

Google’s online search remedy, which it must implement by Thursday, will have its comparison shopping service run as a separate business – with its own accounting that must make a profit while bidding for space in the shopping box that displays prominently over organic Google search results.

Indian enforcer overstepped its jurisdiction, court rules

Indian enforcer overstepped its jurisdiction, court rules

21 September 2017

In its first antitrust ruling, India's National Company Law Appellate Tribunal has said the country's competition authority overstepped its jurisdiction when it urged a regional government in southern India to examine its policy on transport pricing.

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.