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CMA accuses more drugmakers of collusion

CMA accuses more drugmakers of collusion

19 June 2019

Auden Mckenzie and its parent company face four separate allegations of collusion in the UK drug market from the Competition and Markets Authority.

Germany’s Facebook decision is flawed, says Jenny

Germany’s Facebook decision is flawed, says Jenny

19 June 2019

A finding by Germany’s antitrust watchdog that Facebook abused its dominance by forcing users to give up their data ignores one side of a two-sided market, Frédéric Jenny has said.

Court of Justice confirms rigidity of procedural time limits

Court of Justice confirms rigidity of procedural time limits

19 June 2019

A company that misses its deadline to file an appeal against a European Commission decision cannot claim that postal service delays justify an extension of the time limit, the EU Court of Justice has ruled.

Courts must embrace innovative enforcement of digital economy, Mundt says

Courts must embrace innovative enforcement of digital economy, Mundt says

19 June 2019

Competition authorities cannot be innovative in tackling the digital economy if national courts fail to distinguish the sector from other industries, Andreas Mundt has said.

Enforcers warn against divergent leniency regimes

Enforcers warn against divergent leniency regimes

19 June 2019

Competition enforcers from Australia and Korea have joined a growing chorus of voices expressing concerns about divergent leniency regimes, which they say discourage companies from applying.

EU set to introduce online platform regulation

EU set to introduce online platform regulation

18 June 2019

The EU will introduce a regulation to force online platforms to set out how businesses are ranked in search results, and to give the reasons for any differentiated treatment of goods or services the platform offers – with potentially significant effects for companies such as Google, Amazon and Apple

Coscelli: UK antitrust regime favours large companies

Coscelli: UK antitrust regime favours large companies

18 June 2019

UK competition enforcement gives greater opportunities for large companies to challenge enforcement decisions and defend their interests, in contrast to small businesses and consumers, the head of the UK’s antitrust enforcer has said.

Indonesian enforcer proposes regulations for transport

Indonesian enforcer proposes regulations for transport

18 June 2019

Indonesia’s antitrust watchdog has recommended a series of price and non-price regulations for the transportation industry to protect consumers against anticompetitive behaviour, the chair of the agency outlined today.

Japan mulls legal changes for digital economy

Japan mulls legal changes for digital economy

18 June 2019

Japan’s government is considering several changes to supplement the country’s antitrust law and specifically address issues in the digital economy, the chief investigator at the country’s competition watchdog has said.

Canada challenges Thoma Bravo/Aucerna

Canada challenges Thoma Bravo/Aucerna

18 June 2019

Thoma Bravo’s completed acquisition of technology company Aucerna has created a monopoly in the supply of oil reserves software, Canada’s competition watchdog alleges.