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.
07 March 2019
The European Commission has ended a major probe into four US movie studios and UK broadcaster Sky, now that it has accepted commitments that will end cross-border pay-TV content blocking.
04 March 2019
Three Russian retail associations have asked the country’s competition enforcer to investigate Visa and Mastercard for imposing potentially discriminatory interchange fees on retailers.
04 March 2019
Chile’s competition tribunal has fined Walmart and two other retailers for implementing a scheme to fix resale chicken prices, in a precedent-setting decision that rewarded a compliance programme for the first time while relying on an earlier major probe into the wholesale market.
28 February 2019
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has provisionally found that drugmakers Auden McKenzie and Waymade artificially inflated prices of a life-saving drug through a pay-for-delay scheme.
05 February 2019
Albania’s antitrust watchdog is investigating the country’s four largest banks, after a preliminary look suggested they may have coordinated rates for loan interest, mortgages and foreign exchange commissions.
04 February 2019
The Hong Kong Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry has asked the territory’s competition watchdog to allow it to collect and distribute certain non-price sales data for prescription and over-the-counter products in Hong Kong and Macau.
22 January 2019
Brazil’s competition agency is probing exclusivity agreements between local authorities and brewers highlighted by an economic ministry report.