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Norway raids publishers

Norway raids publishers

12 February 2018

Norway’s competition enforcer has raided several companies in the Norwegian book market over concerns the companies may have illegally shared commercially sensitive information.

Sweden writes off asphalt case

12 February 2018

Sweden’s Competition Authority has closed an investigation into two asphalt and tarmac companies whose employees exchanged strategic information, despite ruling that the employees’ conduct violated competition law.

Burcu Can joins ELIG in Istanbul

Burcu Can joins ELIG in Istanbul

12 February 2018

Former Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton lawyer Burcu Can has joined ELIG as a counsel in Istanbul.

Qualcomm: Broadcom’s offer presents serious antitrust risk

Qualcomm: Broadcom’s offer presents serious antitrust risk

12 February 2018

Qualcomm has fired back at Latham & Watkins partner Daniel Wall’s claims that a Broadcom purchase of the chipmaker would pass antitrust muster, insisting that the deal presents substantial antitrust risks that fall disproportionately on Qualcomm.

Getty withdraws Google scraping complaint

Getty withdraws Google scraping complaint

12 February 2018

Popular stock image supplier Getty Images has withdrawn its complaint to the European Commission about Google’s alleged abuse of dominance, after entering into a licensing agreement with the search engine giant.

Spanish enforcer adds economic intelligence team

Spanish enforcer adds economic intelligence team

12 February 2018

Spain’s National Commission of Markets and Competition has created a new economic intelligence unit in an effort to start more ex officio cartel investigations.

South African tribunal throws out commission’s cinema case

South African tribunal throws out commission’s cinema case

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.

Report shows global shift towards behavioural remedies

Report shows global shift towards behavioural remedies

09 February 2018

Competition authorities are increasingly imposing behavioural remedies on deals, an Allen & Overy report suggests.

France to issue home appliance charges

France to issue home appliance charges

09 February 2018

France’s antitrust agency will issue charges against an alleged home appliance manufacturer cartel in mid-March, five years after opening a wide investigation of France’s home appliance sector.

Google fined for abusing dominance in online search

Google fined for abusing dominance in online search

08 February 2018

After a six-year probe, the Competition Commission of India has fined Google 1.36 billion rupees (€17.2 million) for abusing its dominant position in two of the country’s online search markets.