The investigations arm of India’s competition enforcer will issue a report on the potentially anticompetitive effects of algorithmic airline ticket pricing models, according to remarks by the authority’s top commissioner.
France’s Competition Authority has fined chainsaw manufacturer Stihl €7 million for preventing its distributors from selling certain products online between 2006 and 2017 – marking the enforcer’s first decision on selective distribution in internet sales since the Coty judgment.
Material used by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority to obtain a search warrant that is protected under public interest immunity cannot be disclosed even into a confidentiality ring, an English appeal court has ruled.
The Federal Trade Commission’s competition director and the Department of Justice’s second-highest ranking antitrust official have criticised studies finding more concentrated markets, but also acknowledged that incumbents’ acquisitions of small rivals can harm competition.
The Federal Trade Commission should return to requiring companies to disclose more data that is not part of a specific enforcement action, commissioner Rohit Chopra and one of his attorney advisors have separately said.
The Paroxetine judgment in the UK highlights a slew of questions that the EU courts have yet to resolve about patent settlements, and takes issue with the UK competition enforcer’s reasoning on market definitions. Tom Webb scrutinises the ruling
Etienne Pfister, chief economist at France’s Competition Authority, said more empirical evidence is needed to determine whether and how the use of online pricing algorithms could potentially violate competition law, and warned regulation and oversight of such pricing programs will be costly. Janith Aranze at GCR Live 6th Annual Telecoms, Media & Technology in Brussels
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