Law: Article 102 TFEU

Bulgaria fines Miele for RPM

Bulgaria’s antitrust watchdog has ordered the local subsidiary of German domestic appliance maker Miele to pay a €820,000 fine for breaching resale price maintenance laws.

06 July 2023

Renfe offers data commitments in EU abuse probe

Spanish state-owned railway operator Renfe has proposed a suite of behavioural commitments to the European Commission in a push to alleviate concerns it breached abuse of dominance rules by refusing to grant third parties access to its passenger route data.

26 June 2023

Belgium confirms novel interim measures in landmark below-threshold merger case

The Belgian Competition Authority has issued an interim injunction forcing Proximus to halt its integration with Edpnet while it conducts a landmark conduct probe into the acquisition.

23 June 2023

Speedway league and governing body sanctioned in Poland for imposing salary cap

Poland’s antitrust authority has fined the country’s top speedway league and the national motorsports governing body €1.2 million for unlawfully capping the salaries of professional motorcyclists, eight months after issuing its first no poach decision against a basketball league.

06 June 2023

Sustainability will be included in exclusionary abuse guidelines, DG Comp official says

A senior European Commission official said the authority is considering the issue of climate change as it prepares to issue new exclusionary abuse guidelines.

22 May 2023

Italy closes Trenitalia abuse probe with data commitments

Italy’s Competition Authority has ended an abuse of dominance probe into the country’s largest rail operator after the latter committed to giving a rival access to data to sell its regional and intercity train tickets.

03 May 2023

CAT urges Apple claimant to seek disclosure to back iPhone abuse claim

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has hinted that it may delay a decision on whether to certify a collective action seeking £853 million in damages from Apple for its alleged use of malfunctioning iPhone batteries, after questioning the factual and evidential basis for the claimant’s abuse accusations.

02 May 2023

FIFA hit with EU competition complaint

An organisation representing top football agents has filed a complaint to the European Commission accusing FIFA of breaching competition law by introducing new rules that cap football agents' fees.

02 May 2023

EU opens in-depth abuse probe into Spanish railway incumbent

The European Commission is investigating if Spain’s state-owned railway operator abused its dominance by refusing to supply necessary real-time data to rival ticketing platforms.

28 April 2023

Belgium considers novel interim measures in abuse of dominance merger probe

The head of the Belgian Competition Authority’s investigative unit has urged the agency’s decision-making arm to impose an interim injunction pausing Proximus’ integration with edpnet as it progresses a landmark abuse of dominance probe into the merger.

21 April 2023

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