09 November 2017
Cornerstone Research London head Peter Davis and principal Maria Maher analyse patterns in the numbers of recent European Commission antitrust investigations – the apparent drop in cartel probes and the current flurry of investigations following the e-commerce sector inquiry.
06 November 2017
Drugmaker Concordia is fighting a search warrant that the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority obtained as part of the antitrust enforcer’s hydrocortisone pay-for-delay investigation.
25 October 2017
The European Commission has closed its investigation into complaints it received in 2011 concerning the joint venture between Honeywell and DuPont for the production of a chemical for air conditioning cars, but is still assessing a new complaint.
26 September 2017
The UK’s antitrust watchdog has highlighted possible improvements to boost competition in the price comparison website sector, and launched an enforcement investigation of an operator’s exclusivity agreements with home insurance providers.
21 September 2017
Advocate-General Henrik Øe has urged the European Court of Justice to rule in favour of a decision to fine Roche and Novartis for colluding to induce consumers to use a more expensive drug rather than a cheaper off-label alternative, and to confirm the Italian competition enforcer's finding of a by-object restriction of competition.
18 September 2017
Portugal's competition agency has accepted commitments from a credit providers' association, following suspicions that information exchanges from some of its members could harm competition in the country's specialised credit sector.
15 August 2017
New Zealand has enacted legislation that allows the country's enforcer to authorise potentially anticompetitive agreements, and enhances its power to tackle problematic mergers.
14 August 2017
The US and EU are diverging on whether to continue looking into a Honeywell and DuPont automotive refrigerant production joint venture that may have constituted an anticompetitive agreement.
31 July 2017
Canada's specialist competition court has refused to dismiss the Competition Bureau's e-books case against HarperCollins, despite the company's arguments that Canadian civil antitrust law does not cover the alleged US conspiracy.
25 July 2017
Germany's Federal Cartel Office today handed down a €10.9 million fine to a German clothes maker and a major luxury clothing retailer for resale price maintenance.