Google ordered to stop using Android to protect search dominance

The European Commission has fined Google a record-breaking €4.3 billion for imposing restrictions on Android device makers and mobile network operators, and given the technology company 90 days to cease its conduct or face the prospect of further fines.

Strange & Butler adds second London antitrust partner

US-based claimant firm Strange & Butler has continued its European expansion with the hire of Lauma Skruzmane, previously a counsel at Boies Schiller Flexner and senior associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

CMA calls for pension scheme reforms

A report by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority contains provisional findings from its investment consultancy and fiduciary management sector inquiry, which suggests mandating that pension trustees tender for the job of fiduciary manager before acquiring one.

  • General Court strikes shrimping cartel fine

    The EU General Court has annulled the antitrust fine that the European Commission imposed on Stührk Delikatessen in 2013, as the court on its own initiative raised the issue of inadequate reasoning for different discounts on penalties.

  • Internal documents might affect how rebates are viewed, lawyers warn

    Even after the European Court of Justice’s ruling in Intel indicated that loyalty rebates may not cause anticompetitive foreclosure, companies should still be aware of how their internal documents explaining the rationale for such discounts will be seen by enforcers and courts.

  • Italy fines football federation

    Italy’s Antitrust Authority has fined the country’s football association €3.3 million for restricting individuals’ access to professional backroom roles in the sport.

Senior Republican: market power could facilitate discriminatory content filtering

The head of the House of Representatives judiciary committee has suggested that market power allows social media giants such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to filter their content without the fear of losing customers.

Hassi joins Debevoise & Plimpton

Former Federal Trade Commission chief trial counsel Ted Hassi has left O’Melveny & Myers to become a partner in Debevoise & Plimpton’s Washington, DC, office.

An interview with Devender Kumar Sikri

Devender Kumar Sikri stepped down as chairman of the Competition Commission of India on 12 July. He spoke with Tom Madge-Wyld about the enforcer’s due process record, as well as the need for new fining guidelines and other potential changes to the country’s Competition Act

Internal documents might affect how rebates are viewed, lawyers warn

Even after the European Court of Justice’s ruling in Intel indicated that loyalty rebates may not cause anticompetitive foreclosure, companies should still be aware of how their internal documents explaining the rationale for such discounts will be seen by enforcers and courts.

Strange & Butler adds second London antitrust partner

US-based claimant firm Strange & Butler has continued its European expansion with the hire of Lauma Skruzmane, previously a counsel at Boies Schiller Flexner and senior associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

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