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Tribunal decision on LATAM airline agreements may distort competition, Chile’s enforcer says

Tribunal decision on LATAM airline agreements may distort competition, Chile’s enforcer says

16 November 2018

Chile’s antitrust enforcer is seeking permission to appeal a competition tribunal decision approving LATAM airlines’ agreements with American Airlines and International Airlines Group, as it says the remedies the tribunal imposed are “difficult to control and could even distort competition”.

Hungary fines telecoms company for misleading info on merger deal

Hungary fines telecoms company for misleading info on merger deal

16 November 2018

Hungary’s antitrust enforcer has reversed its clearance of telecoms company Digi’s acquisition of Invitel, and fined Digi €248,000 for providing misleading information.

Korea proposes merger guidelines revisions

Korea proposes merger guidelines revisions

16 November 2018

Korea’s antitrust watchdog has proposed revisions to its merger review guidelines to include how it intends to judge the competitive effects of transactions involving big data and innovation.

Credit Suisse and UBS accused of boycotting Apple and Samsung mobile pay

Credit Suisse and UBS accused of boycotting Apple and Samsung mobile pay

15 November 2018

Switzerland’s competition enforcer is investigating alleged agreements between Credit Suisse and UBS to boycott Apple and Samsung mobile payment services in favour of a local Swiss mobile app.

Delrahim says he’s not a robber baron’s enforcer

Delrahim says he’s not a robber baron’s enforcer

15 November 2018

Responding to criticism that his agency is too lenient on competition enforcement, the head of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division pointed to a string of antitrust settlements the government has reached over the last week.

Finch calls for “rebalancing” of FRAND

Finch calls for “rebalancing” of FRAND

15 November 2018

The US Department of Justice is taking a step back when it comes to intellectual property, particularly in enforcing agreements to license on fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory terms, a senior DOJ official said today.

Intel probed over abuse of dominance claim

15 November 2018

India’s antitrust enforcer on Friday ordered an investigation into abuse of dominance allegations stemming from a dispute between US chipmaker Intel and a Bangalore electronics manufacturer over access to server processor designs.

CMA closes probe into three Concordia drugs

CMA closes probe into three Concordia drugs

15 November 2018

The UK’s competition enforcer has shuttered part of its antitrust probe of drugmaker Concordia after deciding it did not have the need or resources to continue investigating three of the company’s drugs.

UK CAT class certification decisions can be appealed, court rules

UK CAT class certification decisions can be appealed, court rules

14 November 2018

The UK’s Court of Appeal has jurisdiction to hear a claimant’s challenge against the Competition Appeal Tribunal’s decision to reject class certification for a £14 billion opt-out claim against MasterCard, the court has ruled.

Chile fines labs over injectable medicines cartel

Chile fines labs over injectable medicines cartel

14 November 2018

Chile’s competition tribunal has fined two healthcare companies for allegedly conspiring to rig bids to supply injectable medicines for more than a decade.