Cyprus’ competition authority has fined oil and gas company ExxonMobil and three of its distributors after finding the companies colluded to fix resale petrol prices.
A high court judge has barred the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority from relying on redacted evidence when defending its warrant to search drugmaker Concordia.
Ukraine’s antitrust watchdog has fined Sanofi-Aventis Ukraine and two of its distributors for a scheme that allegedly undercut generic drugs suppliers in public tenders.
Washington and several other states have asked an appellate court to uphold the dismissal of a complaint alleging that allowing for-hire drivers to bargain collectively is anticompetitive – arguing the regulation is immune from antitrust laws.
The Federal Trade Commission’s administrative complaint seeking to block Tronox’s purchase of Cristal’s titanium dioxide business leans on the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit’s characterisation of the market for that chemical as an oligopoly.
Cornerstone Research London head Peter Davis and principal Maria Maher analyse patterns in the numbers of recent European Commission antitrust investigations – the apparent drop in cartel probes and the current flurry of investigations following the e-commerce sector inquiry.
Etienne Pfister, chief economist at France’s Competition Authority, said more empirical evidence is needed to determine whether and how the use of online pricing algorithms could potentially violate competition law, and warned regulation and oversight of such pricing programs will be costly. Janith Aranze at GCR Live 6th Annual Telecoms, Media & Technology in Brussels
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