21 October 2019
A UK court’s belief that it can set global royalty rates for a patent licence is “madness”, Huawei has claimed.
18 October 2019
A Paris court has suspended the first antitrust fine ever issued by French Polynesia’s Competition Authority, over concerns the enforcer’s president interfered in the investigation that led to the penalty.
17 October 2019
France’s president has asked national and EU competition enforcers to investigate Google for skirting a new regulation that grants heightened protection to online news publishers.
16 October 2019
The European Commission has used interim measures for the first time in almost two decades, ordering Broadcom to stop imposing exclusivity and quasi-exclusivity requirements on purchasers of its chipsets.
10 October 2019
To help fend off claims in Indonesia that it engaged in discriminatory conduct, popular ride-hailing company Grab has retained the services of a lawyer named Hotman Paris Hutapea. He has acted in some of the country’s highest-profile cases, and his LinkedIn page lists international finance, bankruptcy, administrative and criminal law as his areas of expertise. With 4.1 million Instagram followers, he may be the first social media celebrity to defend an antitrust case. At times accused of unscrupulous practices in a corrupt Indonesian legal world, Hutapea was quoted in the New York Times in 2010 as saying: “If I say I’m a clean lawyer, I’ll be a hypocrite, that’s all I can say. And if other lawyers say they are clean, they will go to jail, they’ll go to hell.”
07 October 2019
Two members of the European Parliament have separately asked the European Commission to provide updates on its antitrust investigations into Apple and alleged collusion in emission technology.
04 October 2019
A UK appeal court has granted permission for the Competition and Markets Authority to amend its grounds of appeal in the Pfizer/Flynn excessive pricing case, saying the United Brands test needs to be addressed.
03 October 2019
Malaysia’s competition watchdog has found Grab abused its dominance by imposing restrictions on drivers preventing them from promoting rivals in the e-hailing and transit media advertising markets.
02 October 2019
A Philippine housing developer has agreed to stop forcing tenants to use its in-house internet service provider and accepted a fine for its abusive conduct, the country’s competition watchdog has said.
01 October 2019
The head of the Netherlands’ antitrust enforcer has called for competition authorities to give more guidance to companies in the digital economy.