Joint Conduct

Albanian enforcer launches in-depth banking probe

Albanian enforcer launches in-depth banking probe

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.

Hong Kong pharma group seeks exemption

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.

Brazil targets Carnival brewers

Brazil targets Carnival brewers

22 January 2019

Brazil’s competition agency is probing exclusivity agreements between local authorities and brewers highlighted by an economic ministry report.

Indian authority grants interim relief in port probe

Indian authority grants interim relief in port probe

22 January 2019

As India’s competition authority probes Maersk and DP World for alleged collusion, it has ordered them to retract statements indicating they would not deliver shipping containers to a rival company.

EU mulls over more pay-TV commitments

EU mulls over more pay-TV commitments

20 December 2018

Three US film studios have promised not to enforce geoblocking provisions in their contracts with broadcaster Sky UK, in an attempt to end the European Commission’s probe into cross-border restrictions on pay television.

EU asks for views on Disney geoblocking proposals

EU asks for views on Disney geoblocking proposals

09 November 2018

The European Commission is seeking feedback on commitments by Disney to end its allegedly anticompetitive contractual agreements with Sky UK that restrict the cross-border provision of pay-TV within the European Economic Area.

Airline ticket algorithm probe continues, India’s competition chief says

06 November 2018

The investigations arm of India’s competition enforcer will issue a report on the potentially anticompetitive effects of algorithmic airline ticket pricing models, according to remarks by the authority’s top commissioner.

France tests Coty judgment, hands out €7 million fine

France tests Coty judgment, hands out €7 million fine

24 October 2018

France’s Competition Authority has fined chainsaw manufacturer Stihl €7 million for preventing its distributors from selling certain products online between 2006 and 2017 – marking the enforcer’s first decision on selective distribution in internet sales since the Coty judgment.

Public interest immunity docs cannot be disclosed, English court rules

Public interest immunity docs cannot be disclosed, English court rules

07 August 2018

Material used by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority to obtain a search warrant that is protected under public interest immunity cannot be disclosed even into a confidentiality ring, an English appeal court has ruled.

Antitrust authority follows telecoms regulator on price discrimination

30 July 2018

India’s competition authority is investigating two television broadcasters for alleged price discrimination, despite the country’s telecommunications regulator having already imposed conditions on the broadcasters for the same conduct.