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Dutch enforcer probes drugmakers over excessive pricing and tying

The Dutch competition authority has launched a preliminary investigation to determine if three pharmaceutical companies are tying their services and charging excessive prices to both healthcare and insurance providers.

25 January 2023

Korea seeks criminal charges for cartel probe obstruction

Korea’s Fair Trade Commission is seeking criminal charges against a domestic truckers’ union for obstructing the agency’s cartel-related dawn raid by refusing access to its headquarters amid a nationwide protest over freight rates.

25 January 2023

General Court reverses heat stabiliser cartel ruling

The EU’s General Court has ruled that the European Commission did not breach the principle of equal treatment when recalculating fines on three companies in the heat stabiliser cartel that belonged to the same economic group.

25 January 2023

Novartis sanctioned in Belgium for undermining rival drug

The Belgian Competition Authority has fined Novartis €2.8 million after concluding it unlawfully shut out competition in the market for certain eye disease treatments by exaggerating the potential side effects of a rival drug.

25 January 2023

UPDATE: Unilever settles abuse of buyer power probe in Kenya

The Competition Authority of Kenya has settled an abuse of buyer power investigation into Unilever after the company promised to reduce payment deadlines to its suppliers and increase procurement from local businesses.

25 January 2023

Canadian enforcer loses Rogers/Shaw appeal

Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal has flatly rejected the national antitrust enforcer’s attempt to overturn a ruling in favour of Rogers Communications’ proposed $19 billion acquisition of rival Shaw Communications.

25 January 2023

GCR Awards 2023: voting now open

Readers are invited to vote for the cases, law firms, lawyers and enforcers they believe excelled in 2022.

24 January 2023

CADE investigates business intelligence cartel

Brazil’s antitrust enforcer has launched a wide-reaching investigation into 18 companies and 25 individuals over suspicions they rigged tenders for business intelligence products and services.

24 January 2023

Argentina confirms limited access to market study files

Argentina’s National Commission for Competition Defence has published its first guidelines on market investigations, clarifying that companies cannot access files compiled during sectoral studies.

24 January 2023

Analysis Group hires from Meta

A former aide to EU competition commissioner Joaquin Almunia and most recently the director for economic policy at Meta Platforms has joined Analysis Group in Washington, DC.

24 January 2023

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