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CMA imposes record high fine in first pay-for-delay case

CMA imposes record high fine in first pay-for-delay case

Premium 12 February 2016

Following a five-year investigation, the UK’s competition watchdog today fined GlaxoSmithKline and other pharmaceutical companies £45 million (€58 million) for their agreement to hold off on the sale of generic versions of a GSK drug. 

German court ruling on resellers contradicts Bundeskartellamt

German court ruling on resellers contradicts Bundeskartellamt

Premium 05 January 2016

Manufacturers can impose restrictions on distributors to prevent them reselling their products on third-party retail websites such as Amazon Marketplace, without falling afoul of competition law, a court in Germany has said.

Booking.com to appeal German MFN ban

Booking.com to appeal German MFN ban

Premium 04 January 2016

Booking.com has announced it will appeal the decision by Germany’s competition authority to prohibit the company’s use of most favoured nation clauses in dealing with hotels.

EU prohibits MasterCard fee

Premium 20 December 2007

The European Commission has ordered MasterCard to stop applying one of its interchange fees within six months or face severe penalties.