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.
10 June 2020
A board member at French Polynesia’s Competition Authority is attempting to oust its president, days after a French court ruled that parties can challenge the enforcer’s impartiality in court.
05 June 2020
Switzerland’s Competition Commission has fined two city-owned gas providers €2.8 million and ordered them to open their distribution networks to rivals, in a settlement decision that one lawyer has called “precedent-setting”.
05 June 2020
Japan’s antitrust watchdog has ordered contact lens maker CooperVision to allow its retailers to advertise prices and sell its contacts online, following a probe into alleged retail price maintenance.
03 June 2020
Austria’s Federal Competition Authority has joined European enforcement efforts against resale price maintenance in the musical instrument sector, as it accused two unnamed companies of vertical price-fixing.
29 May 2020
Location tracking app developer Tile has complained to the European Commission that Apple unfairly favours its own equivalent application to the detriment of rivals, several months after the company raised similar concerns in the US.
29 May 2020
Austria’s Supreme Court of Justice has dismissed a standalone claim by pay-TV provider M7 accusing the national public broadcaster of charging excessive fees to decrypt its television broadcasts.
28 May 2020
Lawyers have said potential new market investigation powers would significantly increase the European Commission’s enforcement capabilities, as the agency confirmed it will propose an “ex ante competition tool” at the end of this year.
27 May 2020
Korea’s competition watchdog is reportedly preparing to issue a decision against German food delivery platform Delivery Hero for preventing restaurants from offering discounts to customers who place direct orders.
22 May 2020
A UK appeals court has agreed with Mastercard that Dixons filed its damages suit against the credit card company too late to claim for pre-1997 losses, but said the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal must determine at trial if the retailer is exempt from limitation rules.