09 February 2018
South Africa’s specialist competition court has dismissed a complaint from the country’s competition authority alleging that two rival cinemas enforced an illegal market-sharing agreement.
05 February 2018
Following two years of litigation, consent agreements between four major publishers and Canada’s competition enforcer will come into full effect, after Canada’s Federal Court last week rejected an e-book retailer’s challenge to the settlements’ validity.
23 January 2018
The EU’s top court has upheld the principle that an agreement to disseminate misleading information about products can violate competition law – the basis for Italy’s antitrust enforcer to fine two drugmakers for claiming that off-label use of a drug was dangerous.
22 January 2018
Singapore’s antitrust enforcer plans to introduce a merger review-like “streamlined” notification procedure for airline alliance agreements.
15 January 2018
The UK’s specialist antitrust tribunal today allowed Ping to introduce new evidence in its fight against a Competition and Markets Authority finding that the golf retailer imposed an illegal online sales ban – with arguments showing how relations broke down between the company and the enforcer during the investigation.
10 January 2018
New Zealand’s Commerce Commission has warned VetLife not to enter into any future supply agreements with rival veterinarians, after the enforcer found the company became part of an illegal price-fixing arrangement in 2015.
05 January 2018
Fourteen banks have asked Hong Kong’s Competition Commission to bless their Code of Banking Practice, as complying with the code is in effect mandatory.
15 December 2017
The EU’s highest court has confirmed that Telefónica and Portugal Telecom’s agreement to stay out of each other’s way in the Iberian market was a hardcore restriction of competition – despite Telefónica’s claims that it was pushed into the clause by Portugal’s government.
14 December 2017
The UK’s antitrust enforcer has fined two NHS-contracted laundry companies £1.71 million (€1.71 million) for dividing up customers in a market-sharing agreement.
Premium 06 December 2017
The EU’s highest court has ruled that selective distribution systems that aim to preserve products’ luxury image do not violate European antitrust law by restricting third-party online platform sales, and confirmed that platform bans are not hardcore restrictions of competition.