05 June 2019
India’s antitrust watchdog has fined two pharmaceutical companies, several senior employees and two pharmacist associations about €9.5 million for anticompetitively controlling the supply of medicine in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
31 May 2019
France’s Competition Authority has fined two biomedical companies for operating an exclusive distribution scheme in French Guiana – but permitted the arrangement to continue, due to the specialised nature of distributing medical devices overseas.
28 May 2019
France’s Competition Authority has allowed incumbent television broadcasters to include the rights of first and last refusal in contracts to finance French-language films.
22 May 2019
EU and French competition enforcers have searched French grocery retailers, as part of a probe reportedly targeting a joint purchasing alliance between Casino and Intermarché.
15 May 2019
Russia’s competition watchdog has found that the country’s leading mobile operators abused their dominance by charging private banks up to 10 times more to send SMS messages than they charged state-owned banks.
03 May 2019
Noting the two-sided nature of the market, an Italian court has overturned the competition authority’s decision that a taxi dispatch service’s non-compete agreements with drivers were freezing rivals out of the market.
26 April 2019
A Canadian appeals court has upheld a decision dismissing a class action claim that accused a beer retailer and the country’s national liquor board of collusion, reiterating that the regulated conduct defence extends to both criminal and civil litigation.
15 April 2019
Spain’s competition authority has fined three tobacco companies and a distributor €57.1 million for agreeing to share real-time sales data – in the agency’s first use of an effects-based analysis for information exchange.
10 April 2019
The first gun-jumping case referred by Ireland’s Competition and Consumer Protection Commission for prosecution has resulted in a guilty plea and €2,000 donation to a local charity.
03 April 2019
The Competition Commission of South Africa has introduced new guidance that states it will calculate fines for failure to notify a deal based on merger filing fees, and will no longer use a turnover-based methodology.