Law: Article 102 TFEU

Guersent signals increased use of interim measures in conduct cases

Relying more on interim measures in non-merger cases should incentivise parties to better cooperate with the European Commission and solve conduct cases more quickly, the director-general of the EU’s competition watchdog has said.

07 December 2023

Exclusive: Oxera hires former DG Comp economist

Oxera has bolstered its partnership in Brussels by hiring the former head of unit for the chief economist team at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Competition.

22 November 2023

Germany launches heating supplier excessive pricing probe

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has begun a rare excessive pricing probe into six heating suppliers.

16 November 2023

Dutch top court should reject music streaming royalty challenge, AG says

A collecting society's decision not to take enforcement action against businesses using streaming platforms such as Spotify to play music in commercial venues does not amount to an abuse of dominance, a Dutch court adviser has said.

13 November 2023

Belgium closes landmark abuse probe into below-threshold merger

Proximus’ €20.5 million acquisition of edpnet no longer faces an abuse of dominance investigation following the sale of the telco provider to a rival, Belgium’s Competition Authority has said – concluding the first application of the EU top court’s Towercast judgment.

07 November 2023

Italian enforcer opens abuse probe into used oil consortium

A national consortium of used mineral oils may have abused its dominance by hindering the operations of two new entrants through exclusionary and discriminatory conduct, Italy’s Competition Authority has said.

11 October 2023

Whish: Abuse of dominance rules no longer work in digital markets

King’s College London emeritus professor Richard Whish has said he’s “lost confidence” in the ability of EU abuse of dominance rules to effectively police the online economy.

28 September 2023

Italy opens Ryanair probe

Ryanair is under investigation in Italy following complaints it leveraged its market power to shut out rival providers of flight, hotel and car rental booking services.

20 September 2023

EU raids cardiovascular devices company

The European Commission has raided an unnamed company in the cardiovascular medical devices market as part of a preliminary abuse of dominance probe.

19 September 2023

Microsoft unbundles Teams from Office amid EU scrutiny

Microsoft will unbundle its Teams product from its Office software as the company bids to quell an in-depth EU antitrust probe, but complainant alfaview argues the changes do not go far enough.

31 August 2023

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