Unilateral Conduct

Apple faces another abuse complaint over tracking app

Apple faces another abuse complaint over tracking app

29 May 2020

Location tracking app developer Tile has complained to the European Commission that Apple unfairly favours its own equivalent application to the detriment of rivals, several months after the company raised similar concerns in the US.

Austria’s top court throws out abuse claim against public broadcaster

Austria’s top court throws out abuse claim against public broadcaster

29 May 2020

Austria’s Supreme Court of Justice has dismissed a standalone claim by pay-TV provider M7 accusing the national public broadcaster of charging excessive fees to decrypt its television broadcasts.

Market investigations would give EU a “powerful tool”, lawyers say

Market investigations would give EU a “powerful tool”, lawyers say

28 May 2020

Lawyers have said potential new market investigation powers would significantly increase the European Commission’s enforcement capabilities, as the agency confirmed it will propose an “ex ante competition tool” at the end of this year.

Korea poised to penalise Delivery Hero

Korea poised to penalise Delivery Hero

27 May 2020

Korea’s competition watchdog is reportedly preparing to issue a decision against German food delivery platform Delivery Hero for preventing restaurants from offering discounts to customers who place direct orders.

Court of Appeal sends Mastercard limitation debate back to CAT

Court of Appeal sends Mastercard limitation debate back to CAT

22 May 2020

A UK appeals court has agreed with Mastercard that Dixons filed its damages suit against the credit card company too late to claim for pre-1997 losses, but said the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal must determine at trial if the retailer is exempt from limitation rules.

Indian court denies Monsanto’s bid to quash antitrust probe

21 May 2020

The Delhi High Court has dismissed an appeal by Monsanto challenging an investigation by India’s competition watchdog into its alleged abuse of dominance in the cotton seeds market.

Albania remedies football association’s abusive conduct

Albania remedies football association’s abusive conduct

21 May 2020

Albania’s Competition Authority has found that the country’s football association abused its dominance in the market for the organisation of Albanian football, ordering the body to award broadcasting rights to more than one provider.

Finland seeks rare RPM fine against hardware supplier

Finland seeks rare RPM fine against hardware supplier

20 May 2020

For the first time in a decade, Finland’s Competition and Consumer Commission has referred a resale price maintenance case to its Market Court, asking for a €9 million fine to be imposed.

Thailand probes food delivery sector

Thailand probes food delivery sector

19 May 2020

Thailand’s competition watchdog has accelerated an investigation into the food delivery sector after finding evidence that some providers were imposing anticompetitive terms on restaurants.

India probes Facebook’s WhatsApp

India probes Facebook’s WhatsApp

18 May 2020

India’s competition watchdog is reportedly investigating allegations that WhatsApp is abusing its dominance by bundling its payment and messaging services.