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Greek enforcer adds voice to sustainability push

Greece’s Competition Commission has promised to draft new guidelines to encourage sustainability-driven cooperation agreements, while also assessing pro-environmental benefits to consumers as a non-price factor during antitrust probes and merger reviews.

17 September 2020

NKT settles National Grid power cables claim

The UK’s electricity grid operator has settled for an undisclosed sum its damages claim against NKT following-on from the European Commission’s power cables cartel decision.

17 September 2020

Bacon joins High Court

Competition specialist Kelyn Bacon QC is leaving Brick Court Chambers after 20 years to become a judge in the Chancery Division of the High Court of England and Wales.

17 September 2020

Post-coronavirus airline competition is crucial, Sims says

Quickly identifying and remedying any potential damage to competition in the domestic airline industry is critical when the sector starts to rebound from the covid-19 pandemic, the head of Australia’s antitrust enforcer has said.

17 September 2020

Mundt: fines against large digital companies are ineffective

Fines do not work as an effective remedy to unilateral conduct in the digital economy, the president of Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has said.

16 September 2020

ECJ rejects national enforcer’s preliminary ruling referral

The European Court of Justice has dismissed the Spanish antitrust enforcer’s request for a preliminary ruling on the application of competition rules to collective bargaining agreements because the enforcer is not a “national court or tribunal”.

16 September 2020

South African tribunal rejects cartel complaint over lack of evidence

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has thrown out a cartel case against a frozen foods company because the country’s antitrust enforcer could not prove that its contract with a beef producer qualified as a market allocation agreement or had any impact on competition.

16 September 2020

Conservative MP to lead UK competition policy review

The UK government has asked a member of parliament to examine how the country’s competition policy can be strengthened, as it prepares to leave the EU and recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

15 September 2020

Philippine Supreme Court voids anticompetitive construction regulation

A Philippine court has struck down a regulation that gave local contractors a significant competitive advantage over foreign companies for construction activities, prompting praise from the country’s competition watchdog.

15 September 2020

Pakistan raids sugar association following enforcement criticism

Pakistan’s competition watchdog has raided the Pakistan Sugar Mills Association’s Lahore and Islamabad offices on suspicions of collusive conduct.

15 September 2020

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