Topic: Exclusivity clauses

CMA looks to open up electric car charging market

The UK’s leading electric vehicle charge point provider has promised to end exclusivity agreements with three major service station operators, after the country’s antitrust enforcer identified competition concerns in the market.

17 November 2021

Italy closes abuse probe due to lack of evidence

The Italian Competition Authority has closed an abuse of dominance investigation into a manufacturer of plastic moulded products and associated machinery after the agency found no evidence of anticompetitive conduct.

17 November 2021

Romanian enforcer consults on Glovo/Delivery Hero remedies

Food delivery app Glovo has proposed an extensive package of behavioural commitments to Romania’s antitrust watchdog as it looks to assuage competition concerns about its proposed takeover of Delivery Hero’s subsidiary Foodpanda.

12 November 2021

Italy opens electric car charging station JV probe

The Italian Competition Authority has opened a full investigation into a proposed joint venture between Enel X and Volkswagen to develop ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations, after warning that a non-compete agreement at the heart of the deal could harm consumers.

09 November 2021

China slaps €460 million fine on food delivery platform

China’s competition enforcer has issued leading food delivery platform Meituan with its second-highest fine on record for forcing merchants to exclusively use its platform and pay a fee to do so.

08 October 2021

Turkey accepts commitments in Coca-Cola distributor exclusivity probe

The Turkish Competition Authority has dropped its abuse of dominance investigation into a Coca-Cola distributor after the company agreed to separate its beverage contracts by drink type and limit agreements with retailers to two years.

09 September 2021

Gown supplier must respond to fraudulent misrepresentation allegations, UK tribunal says

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has ordered an academic dress supplier seeking antitrust damages from a rival corporate group to respond to allegations that its standalone claim cannot proceed because it fraudulently misled customers about its own gowns.

08 September 2021

Argentina hits AB Inbev subsidiary with maximum abuse fine

Argentina’s competition enforcer has fined an Anheuser-Busch Inbev subsidiary €1.3 million as part of its first-ever decision to penalise exclusivity provisions created through the use of loyalty discounts.

06 September 2021

Health First to face monopolisation claims

Florida-based Health First must face allegations it illegally monopolised the market for short-term hospital care in Brevard County, a federal district court has ruled.

16 August 2021

Spain accuses Telefónica of violating merger conditions

Spain’s antitrust enforcer has accused Telefónica of violating the conditions of a 2015 merger agreement by entering into an exclusive streaming deal and preventing mobile customers from switching service providers.

13 August 2021

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