A South African court has ordered the antitrust enforcer to return all materials seized from two dawn raids, finding the enforcer withheld information in its search warrant application hearing, and that the warrant was granted on “incomplete facts or information”.
France’s competition authority has fined recruitment company Randstad €4.5 million for failing to comply fully with commitments agreed in a cartel settlement in 2009.
Colombia’s Council of State last week confirmed more than 1 billion pesos (€309,500) in total fines against Cemex and its lawyer, dismissing the company’s appeal against a decision that it had colluded to maintain parallel prices with two other cement companies.
Norway’s Competition Authority has issued a record fine of 788 million kroner (€83.5 million) to Telenor for abusing its dominant position in the country’s mobile telephone market.
India’s competition watchdog will not pursue a probe into ride-sharing companies Uber and Ola, after finding no initial evidence to show that they breached competition laws that prohibit anticompetitive agreements or abuse of dominance.
India’s competition watchdog formally approved Bayer’s takeover of Monsanto, subject to divestitures and behavioural conditions, one week after the companies closed the deal.
The head of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division should enforce antitrust all the more vigorously in the wake of the agency’s failure to stop AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner in federal court, Senator Amy Klobuchar has said.
The US antitrust agencies should take several steps to advance the understanding of vertical theories of harm after the Department of Justice’s antitrust division failed to block AT&T/Time Warner last week, the agency’s former head of litigation has said.
After more than three decades of working at the Competition Bureau of Canada as an economist, John Pecman stepped down on 30 May as the Commissioner of Competition. Last month, he spoke with Pallavi Guniganti alongside McMillan partner James B Musgrove, who provided the private practitioner perspective. See Part I of the interview.
The head of Belgium’s Competition Authority has said that interim relief is better suited to solving harm in traditional markets and may not provide the answer to competition concerns in the digital economy.
Andrew Tyrie today began his role as chair of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority.
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