UK energy watchdog alleges abuse in payments market

The UK’s energy regulator has accused a payment provider of abusing its dominance by including years-long exclusivity clauses in its contracts with energy retailers and suppliers that prevented them from using rival …

Finland calls for rare merger block

Finland’s competition enforcer has challenged a three-to-two tie-up in the private healthcare sector, as it seeks to prohibit a deal for only the fifth time in its history.

Korea set to regulate online platforms

Korea’s antitrust watchdog intends to double the fines it can impose on digital platforms for unfair trading practices as well as require tech companies to enter into written contracts with smaller businesses.

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Germany's Facebook ruling – A treasure trove of novel issues

On 23 June 2020, Germany’s Federal Court of Justice upheld the immediate enforcement of an order by the Federal Cartel Office against Facebook, prohibiting the company from collecting user data from other …

Exclusive: An interview with John Penrose

The UK government announced on 14 September that John Penrose MP will lead a review of the country’s competition policy, as it prepares to leave the European Union and tackle the economic …

Tackling market distortions from foreign subsidies

In June, the European Commission released a white paper seeking views on three proposed new tools to give it greater control over the acquisitions and activities of foreign-subsidised companies within the bloc. …

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 …

Pharma & Healthcare: Q2 2020

    Overpriced but underenforced? • Healthcare on life support • Delay no more? • A little smoke, but no fire • A Q&A with KFTC chair Joh Sung-wook • Korea’s competition bar • GCR Live Pharmaceuticals • Market definition in pharmaceutical markets

Pharma & Healthcare: Q2 2020


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