11 May 2020
Nivea, Johnson & Johnson and Carrefour are among the 29 companies that Turkey’s Competition Authority is investigating for allegedly inflating prices during the covid-19 pandemic.
07 May 2020
The European Commission did not adequately consider broadcasters’ interests when it agreed commitments with Paramount to stop geoblocking, EU Advocate General Giovanni Pitruzzella has said.
24 April 2020
A senior official at the European Commission has said it is considering whether it needs to impose broader remedies in antitrust cases that go beyond the usual “cease and desist” requirements.
09 April 2020
The European Commission has blessed a pharmaceutical cooperation scheme spearheaded by Medicines for Europe under new rules that permit competitor collaboration to ensure the supply of essential products during the covid-19 pandemic.
06 March 2020
Enforcers in Poland, the UK, Iceland and Armenia are using their powers to aid in their respective governments’ responses to the global coronavirus outbreak.
24 February 2020
Brazil’s competition authority has opened a probe and put interim measures on gym unions in Rio de Janeiro, over an anticompetitive clause in the gyms’ agreement with union members.
23 January 2020
The European Commission took the “exceptional step” of intervening in the UK interchange fee litigation because the case raises “important questions” about the “coherence” of national bodies applying EU competition law, the enforcer’s counsel has said.
22 January 2020
Retailers have pushed back against Visa’s and MasterCard’s claims that their interchange fees are exempt from competition law, arguing that any purported benefits must go to merchants – not cardholders – to outweigh the fees’ restriction of competition.
21 January 2020
Empirical data should not be required to prove a company’s conduct is exempt from competition law, counsel to MasterCard has argued to the UK Supreme Court.
20 January 2020
A UK appeals court was wrong to find that Visa’s and Mastercard’s multilateral interchange fees are anticompetitive, because it ignored evidence that the level of the fees did not affect merchants’ ability to negotiate with banks, Visa’s counsel has argued.