Unilateral Conduct

Google Shopping follow-on claim filed in Czech Republic

Google Shopping follow-on claim filed in Czech Republic

02 July 2020

A comparison shopping service is seeking upwards of €15 million in antitrust damages from Google after filing a rare follow-on claim in a Czech court.

EFTA issues highest-ever competition fine

EFTA issues highest-ever competition fine

30 June 2020

The European Free Trade Association's competition watchdog has fined Telenor €112 million for abusing its dominance in the wholesale mobile broadband market, but the telecommunications provider has vowed to fight the decision in court.

Scraper fights back against Ryanair lawsuit

Scraper fights back against Ryanair lawsuit

30 June 2020

An Irish court is set to hear allegations that Ryanair’s attempt to block a Romanian company from scraping its data constitutes an abuse of the airline’s dominant position.

India’s largest delivery platform cleared of price-fixing

India’s largest delivery platform cleared of price-fixing

24 June 2020

India’s competition authority has concluded that Swiggy – the country’s largest food delivery platform – did not abuse its dominance by setting artificially high prices for takeaway meals.

German court reinstates interim Facebook decision

German court reinstates interim Facebook decision

23 June 2020

Germany’s highest court has handed a major win to the country’s antitrust enforcer, ruling that Facebook must temporarily stop combining German users’ data on its platform with that gathered from its other services and third-party sites.

Vestager lays out plans for big tech in post-coronavirus world

Vestager lays out plans for big tech in post-coronavirus world

23 June 2020

The EU’s competition commissioner says her agency is ready to discuss with lawmakers how it can make better use of rebuttable presumptions to maintain competition in markets dominated by large technology companies.

Visa and Mastercard lose interchange fee battle

Visa and Mastercard lose interchange fee battle

17 June 2020

The UK’s Supreme Court has confirmed that Visa and Mastercard’s interchange fees violated EU competition law, exposing both companies to more than €1 billion in potential damages claims.

EU launches twin Apple probes

EU launches twin Apple probes

16 June 2020

The European Commission has opened a pair of antitrust investigations into Apple, examining the rules and restrictions that the company imposes on users of its App Store and Apple Pay.

Norway accepts remedies in abuse case for first time

Norway accepts remedies in abuse case for first time

11 June 2020

Norway’s Competition Authority has accepted commitments in a conduct case for the first time in its history – closing a three-year abuse of dominance investigation into the country’s largest brewery.

De Silva: ‘Big tech’ label may hinder enforcement

De Silva: ‘Big tech’ label may hinder enforcement

11 June 2020

Competition authorities must “embrace the complexity” of different digital markets if they are to properly devise new enforcement tools to tackle harm in the online economy, the president of France’s Competition Authority has said.