A Spanish court has overturned fines on several Hyundai dealerships for participating in a price-fixing cartel, but upheld fines levied on Toyota dealers for the same infringement.
As part of South Africa’s ongoing competition regime overhaul, a provision that imposes administrative penalties for all antitrust violators – including first-time offenders – has come into effect.
Actual events that occurred in the UK’s postal market prove that Ofcom’s analysis of Royal Mail’s discriminatory conduct was correct, the communications regulator’s counsel has claimed.
A lower court judge made a “legal error” in undercompensating a victim of the power cables cartel, with an effect that “positively rewards” the anticompetitive conduct, counsel to BritNed has said.
Royal Mail’s €50 million fine for abuse of dominance should be overturned because Ofcom penalised it for price increases that it never actually implemented, the company’s counsel has argued.
Spain’s competition authority has fined eight dairy companies and two regional associations €80.6 million for engaging in anticompetitive information exchange, after Spain’s Supreme Court had thrown out its original infringement decision.
A senior assistant state attorney general for Arkansas has warned that the structure of drug reimbursement from pharmacy benefit managers can disadvantage small pharmacies.
The Federal Trade Commission must demonstrate that Surescripts implemented predatory pricing and caused anticompetitive harm to both sides of electronic prescription transactions, the health information company has said.
“Break up Big Tech” has become a rallying cry on both ends of the political spectrum, as people around the world worry about dominant technology companies’ ability to buy up potential rivals and extend their reach into other areas of business. Pallavi Guniganti considers whether firewalls – separating business units operationally while keeping them under the same corporate umbrella – could address some of these competition concerns.
A senior official at Russia’s antitrust watchdog has likened “big data” to oil and suggested that all market participants should have equal access to it.
Firms in Germany and Chile have hired and promoted lawyers to the partnership, while a new competition boutique has launched in Romania.
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