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China mulls probe into WeChat Pay and Alipay

China’s antitrust enforcer is reportedly preparing an investigation into the country’s most widely used mobile payment platforms, following a complaint by the central bank.

Sweden ends e-commerce probe with rare settlement

CMA fines musical instrument makers

French retailers propose limiting joint purchasing alliance

Proposed NY law bans abuse of dominance

A New York state senator has proposed revising the state’s antitrust law to include a ban on abuse of dominance and significantly increase penalties for violations of the law.

DOJ sues to block consummated hospital deal

Geisinger Health’s partial acquisition of close rival Evangelical Community Hospital “fundamentally alters” their relationship and likely harms competition, the Department of Justice’s antitrust division has alleged.

Pay-for-delay ruling exposes uncertainty in EU law

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

DG Comp official: EU is considering “restorative or prescriptive” antitrust remedies

A senior official at the European Commission has said it is considering whether it needs to impose broader remedies in antitrust cases that go beyond the usual “cease and desist” requirements.


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