Canal Plus fails to secure interim measures against French football league

France’s Competition Authority has rejected a complaint lodged by Canal Plus against the country’s professional football league after finding that the league did not abuse its dominance when tendering broadcasting rights.

11 June 2021

Google agrees to Privacy Sandbox oversight

Adtech players have welcomed commitments from Google that would resolve a UK antitrust investigation of its controversial Privacy Sandbox and subject it to ongoing competition and data protection regulatory scrutiny.

11 June 2021

Guersent responds to Schwab’s DMA amendments

The European Commission is open to competition authorities and national courts enforcing aspects of the Digital Markets Act, the enforcer’s director-general has said.

11 June 2021

China conditionally clears Danfoss/Eaton deal

Danfoss must spin-off its orbital motor unit in China to allay concerns that its €2.7 billion acquisition of Eaton’s hydraulics business would harm competition, the country’s competition authority has said.

11 June 2021

Korea punishes railroad tie cartel

Korea’s competition authority has fined five companies that make railroad ties a combined €9.3 million for rigging bids on purchase orders called by state-owned and private companies.

11 June 2021

Pakistan orders access remedy for essential facility

The Competition Commission of Pakistan has ordered a government-run real estate developer to allow a telecommunications company to provide internet and telephone services on the same terms and conditions offered to rivals.

10 June 2021

EU Parliament laments pace of Big Tech enforcement

European Parliament has called for the power to summon the heads of Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple for a grilling on how their business practices affect competition.

10 June 2021

DG Comp looking to increase retrospective analysis of cases

The European Commission hopes to do more analysis of its past competition policies, but such studies can be difficult as the outcomes of antitrust decisions are not directly observable, an official at the EU authority has said.

10 June 2021

National enforcers debate their role in DMA enforcement

The EU’s competition authority should commission an expert report on the “institutional and design issues” that need to be addressed before the Digital Markets Act can become law, the head of Greece’s Competition Commission has said.

10 June 2021

Epic urges Australian court to hear its competition claim

Epic Games has argued that allowing a California court to hear its Australian competition law claims against Apple would “defeat, restrict, limit or diminish” the intended purpose of the law and deprive Australians of the benefits of private enforcement actions.

09 June 2021

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