Topic: European Commission

EU sends chargesheet to Amazon and launches new abuse probe

The European Commission has formally accused Amazon of abusing its dominant position as a marketplace service provider in Germany and France, while also opening a second probe into the platform’s e-commerce business.

10 November 2020

Servier suffers Supreme Court loss in pay-for-delay damages suit

Servier has failed to convince the UK’s Supreme Court that product market findings by the EU General Court are binding on competition damages claims by four UK national health services against the drugmaker.

06 November 2020

Former ECJ judge says UK and EU courts may diverge after Brexit

A former judge at the European Court of Justice has warned that the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union could cause both jurisdictions to diverge on abuse of dominance enforcement and lead to conflicting appellate court rulings.

03 November 2020

Still time to sign up for GCR Interactive: Women In Antitrust

GCR Interactive: Women In Antitrust will take place on 17 and 18 November, hosting panels about the impact of the US election, proposed regulation of online platforms and how competition agencies have reacted to the coronavirus pandemic.

03 November 2020

EU accuses Czech rail operator of predatory pricing

The European Commission has issued a statement of objections to state-owned Czech railway operator České dráhy for allegedly charging predatory prices.

30 October 2020

Vestager warns against fragmented approach to digital markets

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has said the agency’s proposed new market investigation powers will help harmonise intervention in digital markets across member states, as she warned about the risks of disparate approaches in different countries.

29 October 2020

EU court orders virtual data room in Facebook probes

The EU General Court has set restrictions on the information that the European Commission can access as it investigates Facebook’s online marketplace and data practices in two separate probes.

29 October 2020

ECJ upholds another power cables fine

The European Commission was entitled to hold Pirelli joint and severally liable for Prysmian’s €67.3 million cartel fine because the Italian company controlled almost all of the power cables manufacturer’s capital, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

28 October 2020

Google’s long-running battle with antitrust enforcers

The Department of Justice may have just filed its monopoly maintenance lawsuit against Google, but its examination of the company comes after more than a decade of antitrust scrutiny on either side of the Atlantic.

26 October 2020

ECJ rejects food packaging cartel appeal

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the General Court did not breach a food packaging cartel member’s right to a fair trial when it refused its request to hear witness evidence in person.

22 October 2020

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