Unilateral Conduct

Russia says it will order Apple to stop app store abuse

Russia says it will order Apple to stop app store abuse

11 August 2020

Russia’s competition watchdog has found that Apple abused its dominance by restricting rival developers of parental control applications and reserving the right to bar third-party apps from its App Store.

Italy probes ferry operator for excessive pricing

Italy probes ferry operator for excessive pricing

05 August 2020

Italy’s Competition Authority is investigating a ferry operator for a fourth alleged antitrust violation, following a complaint about excessive and discriminatory pricing.

China issues two abuse decisions against public utilities

China issues two abuse decisions against public utilities

04 August 2020

China’s competition watchdog has found that two public gas utilities abused their dominance by forcing real estate developers needing access to natural gas to also purchase construction services.

China mulls probe into WeChat Pay and Alipay

China mulls probe into WeChat Pay and Alipay

31 July 2020

China’s antitrust enforcer is reportedly preparing an investigation into the country’s most widely used mobile payment platforms, following a complaint by the central bank.

Lego offers commitments in French discriminatory pricing probe

Lego offers commitments in French discriminatory pricing probe

30 July 2020

Lego has promised to amend its criteria for granting discounts to French retailers, as it looks to resolve an antitrust investigation examining alleged price discrimination against online sellers.

Facebook challenges information requests at EU court

Facebook challenges information requests at EU court

28 July 2020

Facebook has complained to the EU General Court that the European Commission is requiring it to hand over personal information relating to employees’ health and finances as part of the enforcer’s antitrust investigations into the company.

Slack slams Microsoft for bundling Teams software

Slack slams Microsoft for bundling Teams software

22 July 2020

Business communications platform Slack has complained to the European Commission that Microsoft is stifling competition by “force installing” its Teams software on millions of users’ computers.

AG Pitruzzella clarifies excessive pricing test for music licensing

AG Pitruzzella clarifies excessive pricing test for music licensing

16 July 2020

Copyright management companies may violate abuse of dominance rules by imposing flat-rate tariffs on music festival organisers wishing to use protected musical works, an advocate general at the EU Court of Justice has said.

Aspen offers excessive-pricing commitments

Aspen offers excessive-pricing commitments

14 July 2020

Aspen has said it will reduce its prices for six cancer drugs in Europe by an average of 73%, as part of a commitment package seeking to end the EU antitrust watchdog’s first excessive-pricing investigation in the pharmaceutical sector.

Qantas accused of predatory conduct despite covid-19 relief

Qantas accused of predatory conduct despite covid-19 relief

07 July 2020

A regional Australian airline has accused flagship carrier Qantas of flooding the route from Sydney to the nearby city of Orange with commercially unsustainable seat capacity to weaken competition.