Belgium’s Competition Authority fined yeast producer Algist Bruggeman €5.5 million on Thursday for fixing the prices at which its distributors could sell fresh yeast to bakeries, marking the enforcer’s first resale price maintenance fine.
Switzerland’s competition authority has fined a healthcare company CHF 4.5 million (€4.2 million) for abuse of dominance and tying practices.
France’s competition watchdog has fined energy provider Engie €100 million after the company settled charges that it had abused its dominant market position in the gas and electricity supply sector.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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