Ukraine’s competition authority has fined three tyre makers 6.4 million Ukrainian hryvnia (€199,420) for rigging bids to supply the country’s postal service.
The Competition Commission of India has found that three battery makers engaged in an eight-year cartel, but for the first time provided total immunity to the whistleblowing company.
The chief investigator for Brazil’s antitrust authority has recommended dropping an investigation into Lundbeck, due to insufficient evidence the drugmaker conducted sham litigation in an abuse of dominance on the national pharmaceuticals market.
The East African Community Competition Authority has begun its first market inquiries amid unresolved questions over its jurisdiction and enforcement powers.
The European Court of Justice has ruled that a dominant company’s discriminatory pricing violates EU competition law only if it harms a downstream victim’s competitive position.
New Zealand’s high court is set to withdraw a rare injunction against a merger, after a private equity firm promised to sell its own stationery supply business, formerly known as Staples, to clear competition concerns about its acquisition of rival supplier OfficeMax.
Consumers’ preferences show they have varying views of whether they want to trade their data for advertising-funded services, which makes competitive markets the appropriate solution to privacy concerns, the head of the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said.
The Department of Justice’s leverage argument – that AT&T’s merger with Time Warner would allow the distributor to raise content prices on competitors – is “absurd” and “defies logic”, the telecommunications giant’s chief executive said yesterday.
A transcript of the keynote given by Tommaso Valletti, chief competition economist at European Commission, at GCR Live IP & Antitrust in Brussels on 13 March.
The risk of follow-on damages claims in Europe is a “contributing factor” in the difficulty of convincing a company to enter into a leniency programme, and has increased “uncertainty” for practitioners in advising clients, a Brussels lawyer said last week. Janith Aranze at GCR Live Cartels in Washington, DC
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