21 January 2020
A UK appellate court has confirmed that a ban on authorised dealers’ online sales is a by-object infringement, and backed a ruling from the Competition Appeal Tribunal that distinguished the case from the Coty ruling.
17 January 2020
France’s Competition Authority has decided that a dominant company’s acquisition of a rival cannot constitute an abuse of dominance in the absence of additional anticompetitive behaviour.
14 January 2020
India’s competition watchdog has ordered its investigative arm to probe allegations that Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart engaged in exclusive arrangements, deep-discounting and preferential treatment on their platforms.
13 January 2020
The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has refused to grant Royal Mail permission to appeal against its decision upholding a £50 million abuse of dominance fine.
10 January 2020
Google has announced which search engines will appear for Android users to choose when setting up devices in the EU, but the company’s decision to auction off spots on its “choice screen” has sparked ire from rival search providers.
09 January 2020
Swatch has offered to limit the number of watch parts it supplies in Switzerland, in hopes of resolving a long-running abuse of dominance dispute with the country’s competition authority.
08 January 2020
Kenya’s largest brewers are battling over the use of glass bottles, with one accusing its rival of anticompetitively embossing bottles with a logo to prevent competing brands from using them.
03 January 2020
Russia’s antitrust watchdog has opened a formal investigation into Booking.com’s use of most favoured nation clauses, after the website failed to remove them.
03 January 2020
Turkey’s Competition Authority has found that Philips failed to license technology for television subtitles to its rivals on a fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory basis.
02 January 2020
Israel’s Antitrust Authority has fined Coca-Cola’s distribution centre more than €10 million for imposing restrictions on downstream retailers and for violating merger commitments.