Unilateral Conduct

Ofcom fines BT for “serious breach” of contract

BT is set to pay £42 million after the UK’s telecommunications regulator found the broadband network provider had abused existing contracts with its competitors to avoid payments it owed for delayed connections on lines it leases to them.

Belgium fines yeast manufacturer for RPM

Switzerland fines database supplier for abuse of dominance

France fines Engie €100 million

Wright: DOJ and FTC must stop being equivocal on IP

The American antitrust agencies under the Trump Administration should come together and unequivocally promote the importance of intellectual property rights, former Federal Trade Commission member Joshua Wright said yesterday.

Some conferences before the other conferences: The Tipline for 28 March 2017

As if GCR Live Cartels and the GCR Awards today, followed by the Spring Meeting marathon, were not enough, we were out and about yesterday at two other events. We’ve got stories on Joshua Wright giving some advice to the antitrust agencies on intellectual property, and on former Department of Justice folks’ take on innovation in merger review.

Post Danmark II and the Intel opinion: much more in common than first meets the eye

If followed by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Justice, Advocate General Nils Wahl's opinion in the Intel case will bring much-welcomed clarity to the approach of EU law to dominant firms' use of exclusive and loyalty-inducing rebates, says Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom partner James S Venit.

Google break-up might be needed, says Kinsella

The European Commission may consider separating Google’s online search and advertising businesses if any behavioural remedies it imposes fail, Sidley Austin partner Stephen Kinsella said today. Tom Webb in Brussels

Hausfeld gets a GRIP on Google lawsuits

Plaintiff’s side law firm Hausfeld has teamed up with a public affairs consultancy to set up the Google Redress & Integrity Platform (GRIP), which aims to attract potential clients seeking redress against the technology company over its allegedly anti-competitive practices.


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