Topic: Exclusivity clauses

Standalone abuse claim belongs with CMA, gown supplier tells UK tribunal

Counsel to an academic gown supplier has told the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal that a standalone abuse of dominance claim against it is actually a complaint about the “structure of the market” that falls under the remit of the country’s antitrust enforcer.

24 January 2022

Colombia probes copyright collective over exclusivity requirements

Colombia’s antitrust watchdog has launched a formal investigation into a copyright collective for authors and composers for allegedly abusing its dominance by forcing members to fully license all of their copyrighted work and preventing them from seeking independent management.

24 January 2022

Apple updates App Store payment policy in the Netherlands

The Dutch competition authority is reviewing changes Apple has made to its App Store rules allowing dating applications to use alternative payment options, following an order from the enforcement agency to do so.

18 January 2022

Norway settles Delivery Hero abuse of dominance probe

The Norwegian Competition Authority has settled an abuse of dominance probe into Delivery Hero subsidiary Foodora after the food delivery platform agreed to refrain from imposing exclusivity agreements on partner restaurants for the next three years.

18 January 2022

Guernsey enforcer issues first-ever competition fine

The Guernsey Competition & Regulatory Authority has fined a healthcare provider £1.5 million for imposing non-compete clauses on its consultants, in what is the authority’s first-ever antitrust penalty since it split from the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities in 2020.

07 January 2022

Shkreli claims rivals had access to Daraprim ingredient

Vyera Pharmaceuticals' exclusivity contracts for access to the active pharmaceutical ingredient in its parasite-fighting drug Daraprim did not foreclose generic competition, the company’s founder has argued.

15 December 2021

Italy accepts commitments in publishing probe

Italy’s Competition Authority has closed an investigation into four publishing companies and two industry associations for imposing exclusivity clauses on promoters of books used in schools, but the agency’s probe into a fifth publisher remains open after it rejected remedies.

13 December 2021

Italy imposes €1.13 billion abuse fine on Amazon

The Italian Competition Authority has levied its highest single fine in two decades on Amazon, after concluding that the company unlawfully provided benefits to sellers on its online marketplace who also signed up for its logistics service.

09 December 2021

Norway’s top court upholds highest-ever fine

An appellate court has upheld the Norwegian Competition Authority’s highest ever sanction, after dismissing Telenor’s appeal against a €83.5 million fine for abusing its dominance in the mobile phone market.

30 November 2021

Ofgem accepts commitments in abusive contract terms probe

The UK’s energy regulator has ended its abuse of dominance investigation into a payment services provider, after approving a package of commitments that includes the company paying a £12 million donation to the authority’s redress scheme.

24 November 2021

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