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Scrutinise digital markets for sake of society, competition enforcer says

Scrutinise digital markets for sake of society, competition enforcer says

23 May 2019

Competition authorities must up their game in the digital sector to prevent a future that consists of rich elites and a new working poor, a leading enforcer has said.

Consider public priorities in competition policy, enforcer says

Consider public priorities in competition policy, enforcer says

23 May 2019

Competition enforcement should take broader public policy priorities into account, a senior member of an antitrust authority has said.

General Court rejects recycling company’s appeal

General Court rejects recycling company’s appeal

23 May 2019

The EU General Court has ruled against a French recycling company’s claim that it was excessively fined for its participation in a conspiracy to reduce how much it paid for scrap lead-acid automotive batteries.

Company kicked off Google platform ordered to pay costs

Company kicked off Google platform ordered to pay costs

23 May 2019

Unlockd has been ordered to pay Google £200,000 in legal costs for withdrawing its UK abuse of dominance lawsuit against the US company, despite the Australian start-up’s claiming that Google’s conduct led to the “destruction” of its business.

Enforcers call for harmonising competition and consumer law

Enforcers call for harmonising competition and consumer law

23 May 2019

Competition enforcement and consumer protection should converge in the digital economy, officials from three national competition authorities have advised.

Taiwanese government watchdog challenges Qualcomm settlement

Taiwanese government watchdog challenges Qualcomm settlement

22 May 2019

Taiwan’s chief government watchdog has proposed a corrective measure to a settlement between the country’s antitrust enforcer and US chipmaker Qualcomm, finding the deal was improper and lacked sufficient transparency.

European enforcers raid French supermarkets

European enforcers raid French supermarkets

22 May 2019

EU and French competition enforcers have searched French grocery retailers, as part of a probe reportedly targeting a joint purchasing alliance between Casino and Intermarché.

US FTC wins monopolisation claim against Qualcomm

US FTC wins monopolisation claim against Qualcomm

22 May 2019

A California federal judge has found that Qualcomm violated US antitrust law and ordered the company to cease anticompetitive practices in its supply of modem chips.

Freshfields continues streak at WWL awards

22 May 2019

For the 15th consecutive year, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has snagged the prize for competition firm of the year at the annual Who’s Who Legal awards, while partner Frank Montag again was named competition lawyer of the year.

Hong Kong court brings legal certainty with initial rulings

Hong Kong court brings legal certainty with initial rulings

21 May 2019

The president of Hong Kong’s Competition Tribunal has provided greater legal certainty through a pair of cartel decisions that closely follow EU precedent, lawyers in the territory have said.