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Judge orders immunity witnesses to appear before trial in landmark cartel case

The Australian judge presiding over a criminal cartel case against Deutsche Bank, Citigroup and several of their employees has ordered former executives for immunity witness JPMorgan to appear for pre-trial cross-examination.

10 November 2021

EU enforcer handed resounding win in Google Shopping appeal

The EU General Court has upheld the European Commission’s landmark Google Shopping decision, confirming that the technology company unlawfully self-preferenced its own comparison shopping service in its search results.

10 November 2021

Italy opens electric car charging station JV probe

The Italian Competition Authority has opened a full investigation into a proposed joint venture between Enel X and Volkswagen to develop ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations, after warning that a non-compete agreement at the heart of the deal could harm consumers.

09 November 2021

European Commission should be sole enforcer of DMA, EU Council says

The European Council has recommended that the European Commission be the “sole authority” responsible for enforcing the Digital Markets Act, despite multiple recent calls from national antitrust agencies to take part in policing the new rules.

09 November 2021

CAT orders UK enforcer to rethink approach to confidentiality in antitrust appeals

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority must significantly curtail its “broad-brush” granting of confidentiality to third party witnesses once its decisions are challenged in court, the UK’s specialist competition tribunal has ruled.

09 November 2021

France fines video surveillance companies for vertical restraints

France’s Competition Authority has fined video surveillance manufacturer Mobotix and three of its wholesalers nearly €1.4 million for agreeing to fix prices and restrict online sales, although the manufacturer has vowed to challenge the decision.

09 November 2021

Chief economist defends CMA’s evidence-gathering before UK tribunal

Compare The Market’s counsel has accused the UK antitrust enforcer’s chief economist of gathering “bad evidence” during the agency’s probe into the price comparison website’s use of wide most-favoured-nation clauses.

09 November 2021

Indonesian enforcer passes away

The local antitrust community is mourning the loss of Kodrat Wibowo, the chair of Indonesia’s Competition Commission, who passed away on Friday.

09 November 2021

AZB & Partners poaches rival practice head in India

Ram Kumar Poornachandran has stepped down as head of the competition group at Talwar Thakore & Associates to join AZB & Partners in New Delhi.

09 November 2021

Cassels poaches new antitrust chair from BLG in Canada

Davit Akman has left Borden Ladner Gervais to head up the competition and foreign investment group at Cassels Brock & Blackwell in Toronto.

08 November 2021

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