Topic: Exclusivity clauses

Hungary fines Heineken for compliance breach

Hungary’s Competition Authority has fined Heineken for submitting evidence in the wrong format when trying to show its compliance with commitments requiring it to reduce its use of exclusivity clauses in the hospitality sector.

21 October 2020

EU drops interim measures against Broadcom

The European Commission has ended its high profile abuse of dominance investigation into Broadcom after accepting a commitments package from the chipmaker, less than a year after it imposed interim measures on the company.

07 October 2020

UK energy watchdog alleges abuse in payments market

The UK’s energy regulator has accused a payment provider of abusing its dominance by including years-long exclusivity clauses in its contracts with energy retailers and suppliers that prevented them from using rival payment services.

30 September 2020

FTC: Ninth Circuit’s Qualcomm mistakes threaten antitrust law

The Federal Trade Commission has asked that the full US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rehear its monopolisation case against Qualcomm, arguing that a three-judge panel on the court failed to grasp basic principles of antitrust law in its August ruling.

28 September 2020

Malaysia highlights pervasive competition concerns in service sector

Malaysia’s competition watchdog has heard feedback that competition issues – collusion, price fixing, bundling, exclusive distribution and more – exist in the country’s service sector.

27 August 2020

Fortnite launches battle royale against Apple and Google

Epic Games has filed a pair of lawsuits accusing Apple and Google of illegally maintaining monopolies over the distribution of apps and app payments on their respective mobile platforms.

17 August 2020

Brazil fines car alarm maker for exclusivity contracts

Brazil’s antitrust watchdog has fined a manufacturer of vehicle electronic systems €1.2 million for abusing its dominance in the car alarm market.

13 August 2020

China issues two abuse decisions against public utilities

China’s competition watchdog has found that two public gas utilities abused their dominance by forcing real estate developers needing access to natural gas to also purchase construction services.

04 August 2020

Broadcom proposes commitments to end EU interim measures

Broadcom has offered to stop imposing semi-exclusivity requirements on purchasers of its chipsets, in the hope of resolving the European Commission’s abuse of dominance investigation.

27 April 2020

Bruce faces interim measures in Sweden

Sweden’s Competition Authority has imposed interim measures against a fitness aggregator, forcing the company to remove exclusivity clauses in its contracts with training facility owners while the enforcer conducts its investigation.

06 December 2019

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