Unilateral Conduct

Portugal intervenes in cinema dispute

Premium 08 January 2009

Portugal's Competition Authority has granted interim relief for the first time.

Opinion: Joe Sims on Don Baker's memorandum to the new AAG

Premium 07 January 2009

In last month's Global Competition Review, Donald I Baker of Baker & Miller PLLC wrote a memorandum to the new assistant attorney general in charge of antitrust, offering some advice on how to improve the US Department of Justice's enforcement programme. Here, Joe Sims of Jones Day takes issue with some of that advice and gives a different perspective.

Peru scrutinises Inca railway

Peru scrutinises Inca railway

Premium 31 December 2008

Peru's transport regulator Ositran has refused a license extension to railway operator Fetransa, because of concerns about competition on its route to Machu Picchu, the country's most popular tourist destination.

Italy accepts telecoms remedies

Premium 31 December 2008

The Italian communications authority, AgCom, has accepted Telecom Italia's commitments to improve competition in the electronic communications market.

DG Comp ramps up case against EdF

DG Comp ramps up case against EdF

Premium 30 December 2008

The European Commission has issued a statement of objections to France's largest electricity supplier, outlining concerns that the company is abusing its market dominance.

DG Comp clears Spanish broadband regulations

Premium 29 December 2008

The European Commission has cleared the Spanish telecoms regulator's draft broadband access rules, but has expressed reservations about its failure to open up the market to operators offering high-speed internet access.

AmBev goes under Brazil's microscope

Premium 18 December 2008

Brazil's Secretariat of Economic Law (SDE) has opened two cases against the Brazilian wing of global brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev over claims it used marketing and sales practices to shut competitors out of the country's beer market.

Ovation sued over alleged pharma monopoly

Ovation sued over alleged pharma monopoly

Premium 17 December 2008

The US Federal Trade Commission has sued a pharmaceutical company it says has monopolised the market for a life-saving heart drug for babies born prematurely.

France blocks i-phone exclusivity deal

Premium 17 December 2008

France's Competition Council has ordered technology company Apple and mobile telecoms company Orange to suspend their exclusivity arrangements pending its ruling on the merits of a case brought by mobile telecoms company Bouygues Telecom.

BAA faces London sales

Premium 17 December 2008

The UK Competition Commission announced today that airport operator BAA will be forced to sell three UK airports, including London-serving Gatwick and Stanstead.