Topic: Interim relief

Facebook challenges CMA’s merger review powers in UK court

The UK’s antitrust enforcer cannot use interim measures during merger reviews to “regulate the structure of competition” across markets, Facebook has argued to an appellate court.

28 April 2021

Polish court suspends merger approval for PKN Orlen deal

A Polish court has issued an interim injunction suspending the national competition authority’s approval of PKN Orlen’s acquisition of Polska Press pending a challenge by the country’s human rights commissioner against the tie-up.

13 April 2021

Brazil imposes interim measures on food delivery app

Brazil’s antitrust watchdog has imposed interim measures on a leading domestic food delivery application to stop it including exclusivity clauses in its contracts with partner restaurants, marking the first time the agency has issued such an order against a digital platform.

12 March 2021

France denies interim measures in EDF probe

France's Competition Authority has rejected an electricity supplier's request to impose interim measures on rival EDF, but the authority said it will continue to investigate the company for predatory pricing.

19 February 2021

Swiss enforcer probes Mastercard for abuse

Switzerland's Competition Commission has imposed interim measures on Mastercard as part of an abuse of dominance investigation, although the company has claimed they are unjustified.

18 February 2021

Brazil clamps down on port handling fees

Brazil’s antitrust watchdog has imposed interim measures on a pair of port operators to stop them charging freight companies additional fees to use rivals’ warehouses, on the same day it fined a third port operator €1.3 million for charging the same fee.

09 February 2021

Switzerland hits Swisscom with interim measures

Switzerland’s Competition Commission has imposed interim measures on Swisscom as it probes whether the telecommunications provider prevented rivals from accessing its fibre optic network.

18 December 2020

France rejects covid-19 flight refund cartel complaint

France’s Competition Authority has dismissed a complaint and request for interim measures lodged by a tourism association against 90 airlines that it accused of unlawfully colluding when failing to refund flight tickets during the coronavirus pandemic.

09 December 2020

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