Topic: Exclusivity clauses

Korean enforcer raids Facebook

Korea’s competition watchdog has reportedly raided Facebook’s local offices over suspicion the company forces app developers to exclusively advertise on its platform.

19 April 2021

Judge Mehta concerned DOJ’s discovery requests may slow down Google case

The judge presiding over the US government’s monopolisation lawsuit against Google has continued to express some unease about the breadth of information the Department of Justice is requesting from the company.

31 March 2021

Unilever fined €51 million for freezing out competition in Turkey

The Turkish Competition Authority has become the latest antitrust enforcer to penalise Unilever for imposing exclusivity requirements on distributors that sold its ice cream brands, hitting the company with a €51.6 million fine.

23 March 2021

Visa agrees card fee undertakings in Australia

Australia’s competition watchdog has closed an investigation into Visa for allegedly leveraging its market power in the credit card acceptance market, after the company committed not to tie cheaper rates to merchants that also use its network to accept debit card payments.

10 March 2021

Indonesia clears Honda in exclusivity case

Indonesia’s antitrust authority has found that Honda’s local subsidiary committed a per se competition law breach by forcing its authorised service stations into exclusive purchasing arrangements but cleared the company after assessing the conduct under the rule of reason.

04 March 2021

Germany secures commitments in Deutsche Post abuse probe

Germany’s incumbent postal operator has agreed to abandon an exclusivity-based discount system for delivering newspapers and magazines to end a Federal Cartel Office abuse of dominance investigation.

03 March 2021

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