15 January 2018
Ruling that Switzerland’s antitrust authority failed to provide sufficient evidence of anticompetitive intent, a Swiss court has found that Pfizer, Eli Lilly, and Bayer are no longer guilty of illegally setting minimum prices for their erectile dysfunction medication.
12 January 2018
Peru’s competition enforcer has fined a cartel of 16 liquefied petroleum gas companies in an ongoing probe of the country’s fuel sector.
11 January 2018
HarperCollins has agreed to alter its contracts with ebook retailers after reaching a settlement with Canada’s Competition Bureau that ends the publisher’s litigation.
10 January 2018
Canadian food retailer Loblaw, the immunity applicant in a criminal investigation into bread cartels, has fended off a court challenge that claimed the waivers it required affected consumers to sign to receive compensatory gift cards were misleading.
09 January 2018
A Lithuanian court has sentenced an employee of an agricultural machinery company to a suspended two-year prison term and a fine of €7,500 for attempting to bribe a Lithuanian Competition Council official in a bid-rigging case.
08 January 2018
Romania’s Competition Council has imposed €15.8 million in fines against a pair of cartels that rigged bids for the supply of electricity meters.
03 January 2018
The Polish competition enforcer has fined four wood manufacturing companies a collective 135 million zlotys (€32 million) for sharing information and fixing prices – the third-largest fine ever to be imposed on cartel members in Poland.
15 December 2017
It would be “unthinkable” for the three appeals in the Visa and MasterCard interchange fee cases not to be heard together, a UK appeal judge said today.
14 December 2017
The Supreme Court of Japan on Tuesday ruled that the country’s antitrust law applies to conduct outside Japan so long as it harms competition within the country, even if the original sale of the cartelised product occurred in a foreign nation.
14 December 2017
Counsel to Samsung Electronics, which is defending against a damages claim for its role in the liquid crystal display cartel, has argued to an English appeals court that either Japanese or Taiwanese law should apply – which, unless the claimant pleads undue hardship, would end the lawsuit.