Joint Conduct

South African enforcer orders mobile operators to reduce prices

South African enforcer orders mobile operators to reduce prices

04 December 2019

The Competition Commission of South Africa has given Vodacom and MTN two months to lower their prices for data services, or face excessive pricing charges.

Info exchange is ambiguous, observers from multiple jurisdictions say

Info exchange is ambiguous, observers from multiple jurisdictions say

13 November 2019

The line between permissible information exchange and collusion is not as clear cut as many businesses and trade associations would prefer, lawyers from Europe, North America and Asia have said.

UK retailer accuses Nike and Adidas of abuse

UK retailer accuses Nike and Adidas of abuse

15 October 2019

Sports Direct has lashed out at Nike and Adidas, alleging they exploit their superior bargaining power to segment the sportswear market and refuse to deal with downstream rivals.

French enforcer shows commitment to overseas territories

French enforcer shows commitment to overseas territories

10 October 2019

France’s Competition Authority has announced it will send officials to French overseas territories ahead of reviewing the largest-ever merger in the regions, one day after it fined Coty, Procter & Gamble and Chanel over exclusive import agreements with retailers in the same territories.

Ukrainian enforcer orders rare structural remedy in abuse probe

Ukrainian enforcer orders rare structural remedy in abuse probe

09 September 2019

For the first time in more than two decades, Ukraine’s competition authority has ordered a manufacturing group to divest businesses, after finding the company abused its dominance in the fertiliser market.

EU heads towards hybrid settlement in geoblocking probe

EU heads towards hybrid settlement in geoblocking probe

30 August 2019

Valve reportedly intends to fight the European Commission’s geoblocking charges, while five other video game developers reportedly plan to settle with the EU enforcer.

Visa and MasterCard interchange fees are anticompetitive, says Mauritian enforcer

Visa and MasterCard interchange fees are anticompetitive, says Mauritian enforcer

15 August 2019

The Competition Commission of Mauritius has ordered Visa and MasterCard to cap their interchange fees after finding the credit card issuers abused their dominance by setting unreasonably high rates.

COMESA scores hearing over football broadcasting rights

COMESA scores hearing over football broadcasting rights

24 July 2019

The regional competition enforcer for eastern and southern Africa has referred the Confederation of African Football for an evidentiary hearing – but first is looking to hire an independent expert consultant to assist it with legal and economic analysis.

Romanian enforcer suggests restricting fuel price increases

Romanian enforcer suggests restricting fuel price increases

10 July 2019

In an attempt to prevent parallel pricing tactics, Romania’s competition authority has urged the country’s parliament to ban fuel stations from raising their prices outside of set times.

CMA investigates private healthcare market

CMA investigates private healthcare market

09 July 2019

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority is investigating suspected collusion in the private healthcare market, five years after it first attempted to overhaul the sector.