Apple allegedly pressured Yahoo into backing off rivalry

Japan’s Fair Trade Commission is reportedly investigating allegations Apple illegally pushed Yahoo Japan to cut back the development of Yahoo’s gaming platform that competed with Apple’s App Store.

Merger changes aren’t necessary, Indian lawyers say

A proposal by India’s competition enforcer would force private equity firms to notify the agency if they buy more than 5% of shares in a company in a sector in which they already have an investment.

Brexit drives merger appointments at CMA

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has appointed Joel Bamford and Colin Raftery as senior merger directors, in anticipation of the UK’s pending departure from the European Union.

  • Swiss enforcer clears major media mergers

    After rare in-depth reviews, Switzerland’s competition enforcer has approved a joint venture between media companies AZ Medien and NZZ, and allowed newspaper company Tamedia to take over advertiser Goldbach.

  • Construction cartel challenged in Colombia

    Colombia’s competition authority has sent a statement of objections to eight companies and eight individuals accused of rigging bids for a highway construction contract.

  • Metal companies shred five scrap sites in divestment remedy

    The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has ordered European Metal Recycling to divest five sites it bought as part of a merger with Metal & Waste Recycling due to concerns that the acquisition could lead to a worse deal for consumers and suppliers.

Foreign state control immunises from antitrust, Ninth Circuit holds

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of antitrust claims against a company majority-owned by the Mexican government, holding that the act of state doctrine trumps the antitrust laws.

Taking a knee: The Tipline for 17 August 2018

We are back at the Federal Trade Commission for expert testimony in the commission’s challenge to the consummated Ottobock/Freedom Innovations merger. For now, we have coverage of an appellate decision touching on the actions of a company controlled by the Mexican government. And we look at a new poll on the public opinion of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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.

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