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Judge approves ACCC evidence requests in steel cartel case

An Australian judge has allowed the country’s competition watchdog to rely on a pair of handwritten call logs as evidence in its trial against a major steel manufacturer accused of trying to coordinate a price-fixing conspiracy.

23 September 2021

CCI probes vertical agreements in cinema sector

The Competition Commission of India has ordered an investigation into movie network UFO Moviez after making a preliminary finding that it entered into exclusivity agreements that prevented its subsidiary’s rivals from contracting with cinemas.

23 September 2021

EU court upholds largest-ever gun-jumping fine

The EU’s General Court has confirmed the European Commission was correct to fine Altice for gun-jumping but reduced the record-breaking penalty by €6.2 million after finding that the company took steps to inform the enforcer about the deal before it was formally notified.

22 September 2021

Taiwan fines Delivery Hero subsidiary for vertical restraints

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission has fined Asia’s largest food and grocery delivery platform for unlawfully dictating the prices charged by partner restaurants and stopping them from developing their own takeaway services.

22 September 2021

Pérez Llorca strengthens in Madrid

Pablo Figueroa has joined Pérez Llorca as a partner in Madrid, after stepping down from his role as the head of Garrido Abogados’ competition group.

22 September 2021

EU threatens to impose interim injunction on Illumina/Grail deal

The European Commission plans to impose interim measures on Illumina and Grail to keep their businesses separate after the companies’ “unprecedented” decision to close their deal during the enforcer’s Phase II probe.

21 September 2021

EU official defends approvals record under temporary state aid framework

A European Commission official has defended her agency’s decision not to launch any probes into state aid applications received under the temporary framework, but acknowledged concerns about the disproportionate number of approvals being granted to specific governments.

21 September 2021

CCI investigative unit says Google abused its dominance over Android

The Competition Commission of India’s investigative branch has reportedly accused Google of abusing its dominant position in the markets for mobile operating systems and other key services, as the enforcer nears the conclusion of the latest in a series of probes into the company.

20 September 2021

CMA litigation director to give keynote at GCR Live: Competition Litigation

An array of UK and European antitrust specialists will convene at GCR Live: Competition Litigation in less than two weeks time.

20 September 2021

ACCC launches Apple Pay probe

Australia’s antitrust enforcer is examining whether Apple is unlawfully requiring bank cards to be stored on the iPhone’s digital wallet as a stipulation for using Apple Pay.

20 September 2021

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