15 January 2018
The UK’s specialist antitrust tribunal today allowed Ping to introduce new evidence in its fight against a Competition and Markets Authority finding that the golf retailer imposed an illegal online sales ban – with arguments showing how relations broke down between the company and the enforcer during the investigation.
10 January 2018
New Zealand’s Commerce Commission has warned VetLife not to enter into any future supply agreements with rival veterinarians, after the enforcer found the company became part of an illegal price-fixing arrangement in 2015.
05 January 2018
Fourteen banks have asked Hong Kong’s Competition Commission to bless their Code of Banking Practice, as complying with the code is in effect mandatory.
15 December 2017
The EU’s highest court has confirmed that Telefónica and Portugal Telecom’s agreement to stay out of each other’s way in the Iberian market was a hardcore restriction of competition – despite Telefónica’s claims that it was pushed into the clause by Portugal’s government.
14 December 2017
The UK’s antitrust enforcer has fined two NHS-contracted laundry companies £1.71 million (€1.71 million) for dividing up customers in a market-sharing agreement.
06 December 2017
The EU’s highest court has ruled that selective distribution systems that aim to preserve products’ luxury image do not violate European antitrust law by restricting third-party online platform sales, and confirmed that platform bans are not hardcore restrictions of competition.
28 November 2017
Cyprus’ competition authority has fined oil and gas company ExxonMobil and three of its distributors after finding the companies colluded to fix resale petrol prices.
16 November 2017
A high court judge has barred the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority from relying on redacted evidence when defending its warrant to search drugmaker Concordia.
15 November 2017
Ukraine’s antitrust watchdog has fined Sanofi-Aventis Ukraine and two of its distributors for a scheme that allegedly undercut generic drugs suppliers in public tenders.
09 November 2017
The head of enforcement for the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has said “a few bad apples” have forced the agency to use more compulsory information requests.