Owing to coronavirus, CCI adopts “lenient” approach in admitted cartel cases

Competition authorities around the world have adopted measures to help businesses collaborate throughout the covid-19 pandemic, although they have warned against taking advantage of the health crisis. Khaitan & Co partner Sagardeep Rathi and senior associate Radhika Seth examine two recent decisions by the Competition Commission of India not to issue fines in admitted cartel cases, and what that means for cartel deterrence.

Investment software deal blocked in UK

The UK’s antitrust enforcer has provisionally blocked an already completed deal between investment platform software providers FNZ and GBST, but said the partial divestiture of the latter company could remedy its concerns.

Italy probes ferry operator for excessive pricing

Italy’s Competition Authority is investigating a ferry operator for a fourth alleged antitrust violation, following a complaint about excessive and discriminatory pricing.

  • CMA fines JD Sports for breaching interim order

    The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has fined JD Sports £300,000 for violating an initial enforcement order requiring it to remain separate from Footasylum pending the enforcer’s investigation into their already completed merger.

  • New Zealand enforcer enhances protocols following 2019 robbery

    New Zealand’s competition watchdog has enhanced its security protocols for storing sensitive information following the 2019 theft of computer equipment containing confidential material from an external provider.

  • Namibia blocks cement deal

    Namibia’s Competition Commission has blocked a deal between two cement manufacturers due to concerns that the acquisition might have enabled their subsidiaries to collude in the market.

Proposed NY law bans abuse of dominance

A New York state senator has proposed revising the state’s antitrust law to include a ban on abuse of dominance and significantly increase penalties for violations of the law.

DOJ sues to block consummated hospital deal

Geisinger Health’s partial acquisition of close rival Evangelical Community Hospital “fundamentally alters” their relationship and likely harms competition, the Department of Justice’s antitrust division has alleged.

Owing to coronavirus, CCI adopts “lenient” approach in admitted cartel cases

Competition authorities around the world have adopted measures to help businesses collaborate throughout the covid-19 pandemic, although they have warned against taking advantage of the health crisis. Khaitan & Co partner Sagardeep Rathi and senior associate Radhika Seth examine two recent decisions by the Competition Commission of India not to issue fines in admitted cartel cases, and what that means for cartel deterrence.

Mundt raises concerns over data access remedies

Requiring big technology companies to hand over or share data to remedy anticompetitive conduct could be hard to implement, the head of Germany’s antitrust enforcer has said.

Orrick expands German competition team

Lars Mesenbrink has joined Orrick as a partner in Düsseldorf, leaving Hengeler Mueller after nine years at the firm.

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