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ACCC loses TPG/Vodafone merger case

ACCC loses TPG/Vodafone merger case

13 February 2020

TPG Telecom’s proposed merger with Vodafone Hutchison is not likely to harm competition, an Australian court has ruled in a blow to the country’s competition authority.

Google challenges market definition in Shopping

Google challenges market definition in Shopping

13 February 2020

The EU General Court should annul the European Commission’s Google Shopping decision because the enforcer excluded merchant platforms from its market definition, Google has argued.

UK tribunal urged to choose between forex class action claims

UK tribunal urged to choose between forex class action claims

13 February 2020

Two rival opt-out class-action claimants and seven banks have urged the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal to decide which one of the claims is allowed to proceed.

Peru alleges 15-year road construction cartel

Peru alleges 15-year road construction cartel

13 February 2020

Peru’s competition watchdog is investigating 35 construction companies and 28 individuals accused of rigging bids on more than 100 public tenders for road projects nationwide.

EU lays out test for abusive self-preferencing

EU lays out test for abusive self-preferencing

13 February 2020

In defending its Google Shopping decision, the European Commission has articulated a three-step test that it applies to determine if a dominant company’s self-preferencing is abusive under EU law.

Google battles EU over legality of self-preferencing

Google battles EU over legality of self-preferencing

12 February 2020

The European Commission’s Google Shopping decision is actually a refusal-to-supply case that the enforcer disguised in novel “self-preferencing” language, Google has argued to the EU General Court.

Poland fines Brother over printer RPM

Poland fines Brother over printer RPM

12 February 2020

Poland’s competition authority has fined a print and office supply company for enforcing minimum resale prices for printers sold online – but the enforcer reduced the fine by 40%, marking the first time it has used its settlement procedure.

South African enforcer refers terminal operator to tribunal

South African enforcer refers terminal operator to tribunal

12 February 2020

The Competition Commission of South Africa has referred a state-owned transport hub operator to the Competition Tribunal for allegedly abusing its dominant position by charging bus companies excessive prices.

Canada will create digital enforcement office

Canada will create digital enforcement office

12 February 2020

Canada’s antitrust watchdog plans to establish a digital enforcement office to help modernise its investigative tools and technology to keep pace with the growing digital economy.

Pakistan raids flour association two months after fining it

Pakistan raids flour association two months after fining it

12 February 2020

Pakistan’s competition authority has raided the Pakistan Flour Mills Association less than two months after it was hit with a maximum fine for price-fixing.