Unilateral Conduct

Russia launches Booking.com probe

Russia launches Booking.com probe

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.

Philips fined for FRAND abuse in Turkey

Philips fined for FRAND abuse in Turkey

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.

Coca-Cola distributor fined for “broad and significant” vertical restraints

Coca-Cola distributor fined for “broad and significant” vertical restraints

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.

Live Nation extends US decree and wins UK deal approval

Live Nation extends US decree and wins UK deal approval

20 December 2019

Live Nation has resolved a US investigation of its alleged violations of a 2010 merger settlement and obtained the European clearances needed to buy a rival concert promoter.

Google abused ad dominance in France

Google abused ad dominance in France

20 December 2019

France’s Competition Authority has fined Google €150 million for abusing its dominance in the online search advertising market.

Dominant companies must act responsibly, Indian tribunal holds

Dominant companies must act responsibly, Indian tribunal holds

20 December 2019

India’s competition tribunal has upheld an abuse of dominance finding and maximum fine on an operator of terminal infrastructure at a port.

Interim relief denied in fight over African football rights

Interim relief denied in fight over African football rights

18 December 2019

French sports marketing agency Lagardère has failed to secure emergency relief in a dispute over the termination of a billion-dollar contract concerning media and marketing rights for Africa’s biggest football competitions.

Denmark issues record high antitrust fine

Denmark issues record high antitrust fine

17 December 2019

An ambulance service provider that abused its dominance by smearing a rival must pay 30 million kroner (€4.01 million), a Danish court has ruled.

Google will stop licensing Android in Turkey

Google will stop licensing Android in Turkey

16 December 2019

Google has told Turkish mobile device suppliers that it can no longer license its Android operating system to them, due to a decision by the country’s competition enforcer.

ACCC launches first case under new market power standard

ACCC launches first case under new market power standard

09 December 2019

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has filed proceedings against a state-owned port operator for allegedly trying to prevent a rival from competing effectively.