Korea moves to decentralise cartel investigation powers

Korea’s Fair Trade Commission has agreed to abolish its exclusive right to launch investigations into hardcore cartels.

Saudi Arabia revokes licence and fines beIN

A Saudi specialist competition committee has fined beIN sports €2.3 million and indefinitely revoked the Qatar-based broadcaster’s licence, for abusing its dominant position by illegally tying the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament to its other services.

K-Line settles South African roll-on, roll-off probe

The Competition Commission of South Africa has reached a settlement agreement with K-Line, under which the Japanese company will pay a 98 million rand (€5.9 million) fine for its role in the global roll-on, roll-off shipping cartel.

Verizon asks how Amex applies to Apple

Verizon is asking the Supreme Court to explain how a recent ruling on transactional platforms affects 40 years of precedent on who can sue for damages under federal antitrust law.

EpiPen makers must face antitrust claims, judge rules

A federal district court judge has ruled that the majority of consumers’ antitrust claims against EpiPen manufacturers can proceed.

The Irish Question

Ireland’s close relationship with multinational companies has agitated the European Commission, which accuses it of offering anticompetitive state aid. Hettie O’Brien looks at whether the small nation can afford to lose its corporate allies

China antitrust head calls for internet regulation

The head of China’s new competition authority has said strengthening intellectual property enforcement and regulation of the internet are among his key priorities to promote competition in the new digital economy.

Mundie’s competition head leaves for TozziniFreire

TozziniFreire has hired Guilherme Ribas as a partner, who leaves Mundie after eight years as leader of the firm’s antitrust practice. 

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