Joint Conduct

Danish tribunal upholds advertising market-sharing decision

15 June 2018

Demark’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has upheld a decision finding two media companies violated competition law when one agreed not to contact the other’s customers.

Mexico could scrap JV guidelines, observers say

Mexico could scrap JV guidelines, observers say

13 June 2018

The board of Mexico’s competition watchdog last week voted against the implementation of guidelines that would have clarified the legality of competitor collaboration, local lawyers have said.

Court overturns CMA’s excessive pricing drug fine

Court overturns CMA’s excessive pricing drug fine

07 June 2018

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has overturned a €101.5 million fine on Pfizer and Flynn Pharma for excessively pricing an epilepsy drug.

UK regulator alleges energy market collusion

UK regulator alleges energy market collusion

05 June 2018

The UK’s gas and electricity regulator is investigating two energy companies and a consultancy firm for allegedly colluding to allocate customers.

Brazil probes trucker strike

Brazil probes trucker strike

29 May 2018

Brazil’s competition authority is set to investigate several truck driver unions over an eight-day strike that the enforcer says may have caused anticompetitive harm, in what appears to be an unprecedented probe.

Parliament urges CMA to probe Big Four auditors

Parliament urges CMA to probe Big Four auditors

22 May 2018

The UK parliament has called on the country’s competition enforcer to consider breaking up the world’s Big Four auditing firms after the collapse of Carillion.

Danish enforcer sends camping case to prosecutor

Danish enforcer sends camping case to prosecutor

18 April 2018

Denmark’s competition appeal tribunal has upheld a decision finding campsites illegally restricted competition by requiring all campers to obtain a camping card, which the sites agreed to sell at a fixed price.

Hong Kong issues guidance on employment practices

Hong Kong issues guidance on employment practices

10 April 2018

Hong Kong’s competition authority has published advice clarifying that wage-fixing and no-poaching agreements raise potential competition concerns.

Mexico fines condom and catheter makers

Mexico fines condom and catheter makers

22 March 2018

Mexico’s competition authority has fined five condom and catheter suppliers 112 million pesos (€4.91 million) for rigging bids in Mexico’s public health sector as part of its four-year investigation into the latex industry.

Pay-for-delay ruling exposes uncertainty in EU law

13 March 2018

The Paroxetine judgment in the UK highlights a slew of questions that the EU courts have yet to resolve about patent settlements, and takes issue with the UK competition enforcer’s reasoning on market definitions. Tom Webb scrutinises the ruling