Topic: Interim relief

CMA imposes interim measures on airlines due to covid-19 uncertainty

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has imposed interim measures for the first time in extending a decade-old commitment decision by the European Commission relating to an agreement between American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia, Finnair and Aer Lingus.

18 September 2020

Royal Mail ordered to continue freepost service to medical testing company

A UK court has issued an interim injunction ordering Royal Mail to continue providing a freepost service to a medical testing provider, finding that the postal company’s contract terms could be abusive.

20 August 2020

Facebook challenges information requests at EU court

Facebook has complained to the EU General Court that the European Commission is requiring it to hand over personal information relating to employees’ health and finances as part of the enforcer’s antitrust investigations into the company.

28 July 2020

New Caledonia grants interim measures in telecoms dispute

New Caledonia’s antitrust watchdog has forced the territory’s incumbent telecommunications provider to open up its local network to a competitor seeking to establish international internet services.

15 July 2020

Swiss authority lifts watchmaker delivery obligation

Switzerland’s Competition Commission has lifted interim measures that required a Swatch subsidiary to supply customers with watch parts, finding that competitors have entered the market since the obligation was imposed.

15 July 2020

Italy raids movie industry associations

Italy’s Competition Authority has raided the offices of three film and cinema associations as it considers interim measures to stop an alleged conspiracy restricting free movie screenings.

25 June 2020

German court reinstates interim Facebook decision

Germany’s highest court has handed a major win to the country’s antitrust enforcer, ruling that Facebook must temporarily stop combining German users’ data on its platform with that gathered from its other services and third-party sites.

23 June 2020

Portugal uses interim measures in first no-poach probe

Portugal’s Competition Authority has used interim measures for the first time in over a decade to order the Portuguese Professional Football League to stop enforcing no-poach agreements between its teams.

27 May 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

French interim measures force Google to pay publishers

France’s Competition Authority has given Google three months to negotiate an acceptable fee to pay news publishers for displaying their content in its search results.

09 April 2020

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