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South African enforcer loses construction case

South African enforcer loses construction case

12 April 2019

South Africa’s antitrust enforcer failed to prove a meeting between construction companies led to the alignment of tender bids and the fixing of trade conditions, the Competition Tribunal of South Africa has ruled.

Firms in Ireland and India add partners

Firms in Ireland and India add partners

12 April 2019

Mason Hayes & Curran in Ireland and AZB & Partners in India have strengthened their antitrust practices by promoting new partners.

Competition law violates constitutional rights, rules Delhi court

Competition law violates constitutional rights, rules Delhi court

12 April 2019

An Indian court has struck down parts of the country’s Competition Act as unconstitutional, and directed the competition authority to issue guidelines so companies do not face a “revolving door” of adjudicating commissioners during a case.

Russian court issues long jail sentences

Russian court issues long jail sentences

12 April 2019

A court in Moscow has levied harsh prison terms and monetary fines on the former mayor of Vladivostok and two other individuals, based on a 2015 decision by Russia’s antitrust enforcer that they had foregone competition and rigged a major road project.

Amazon changes rewards in response to JFTC probe

Amazon changes rewards in response to JFTC probe

12 April 2019

Japan’s antitrust watchdog has ended its investigation of Amazon’s subsidiary in the country after the company said it would not force sellers using its online marketplace to shoulder the costs of a rewards programme.

Shearman and Wachtell lead for Chevron/Anadarko

Shearman and Wachtell lead for Chevron/Anadarko

12 April 2019

Chevron has tapped Shearman & Sterling to handle any competition concerns around the company’s $33 billion (€29.1 billion) stock and cash purchase of oil and gas driller Anadarko Petroleum, which retained Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz as its antitrust counsel.

Mexico probes corn flour market

Mexico probes corn flour market

11 April 2019

Mexico’s competition authority is investigating suspected anticompetitive practices in the corn flour market.

CMA accuses Casio of online RPM

CMA accuses Casio of online RPM

11 April 2019

The UK’s antitrust enforcer has alleged that electronics maker Casio imposes resale price maintenance on retailers through the use of “all-seeing” online price-monitoring software.

Apple probed for abuse based on app store study

Apple probed for abuse based on app store study

11 April 2019

The Netherlands’ competition authority is investigating whether Apple is abusing its dominance through conditions it imposes on software application developers, after a market study found Apple and Google could exploit their positions as both hosts and competitors on their app marketplaces.

ACCC criminally charges currency price-fixing

ACCC criminally charges currency price-fixing

11 April 2019

A money transfer company and five individuals fixed the exchange rate between the Australian and Vietnamese currencies and fees charged to customers, Australia’s antitrust enforcer has alleged.