New Zealand’s Commerce Commission has warned VetLife not to enter into any future supply agreements with rival veterinarians, after the enforcer found the company became part of an illegal price-fixing arrangement in 2015.
Fourteen banks have asked Hong Kong’s Competition Commission to bless their Code of Banking Practice, as complying with the code is in effect mandatory.
The EU’s highest court has confirmed that Telefónica and Portugal Telecom’s agreement to stay out of each other’s way in the Iberian market was a hardcore restriction of competition – despite Telefónica’s claims that it was pushed into the clause by Portugal’s government.
Ticketmaster has found an unconventional way to settle antitrust litigation brought by former concert ticket rival Songkick – by buying the now-defunct company’s remaining ticketing assets.
A Colorado pension fund has sued nine banks for allegedly manipulating a Canadian financial benchmark rate to drive up the profits of their derivatives trading business.
Cornerstone Research London head Peter Davis and principal Maria Maher analyse patterns in the numbers of recent European Commission antitrust investigations – the apparent drop in cartel probes and the current flurry of investigations following the e-commerce sector inquiry.
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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