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WATCH: GCR Interactive: Pharmaceuticals

GCR Interactive: Pharmaceuticals took place on 11 March. A full recording is now available to watch.

07 April 2021

Austrian enforcer settles predatory pricing probe into Merck

Austria's Federal Competition Authority has accepted commitments from pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp & Dohme's local subsidiary to stop charging predatory prices for a brain tumour drug.

06 April 2021

Air Canada abandons Transat deal over EU scrutiny

Air Canada has scrapped its plans to acquire Transat during the European Commission’s in-depth review of the deal, concluding that offering further "onerous" remedies would harm its ability to compete and recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

06 April 2021

Rating Enforcement – last chance to have your say

Practitioners have one more day to provide feedback about the competition agencies they routinely work with through GCR’s inaugural Rating Enforcement: Market Perception survey.

06 April 2021

CMA opens Phase II investigation into Facebook/Giphy

The UK’s antitrust enforcer has launched an in-depth review into Facebook’s €340 million acquisition of Giphy, after the social media company refused to offer remedies to address the authority’s competition concerns.

01 April 2021

EU abandons film studio geo-blocking commitments

The European Commission has revoked the commitments it imposed on four Hollywood film studios and broadcaster Sky UK, in light of a judgment from the European Court of Justice that struck down similar commitments imposed on Paramount.

01 April 2021

Austrian court orders Peugeot to remedy abuse

An Austrian court has banned Peugeot from tying dealer compensation to certain sales requirements and from subsidising vehicle prices at its own sales outlets, ruling that the car manufacturer ran afoul of national and EU competition rules.

01 April 2021

Baker McKenzie grows in Europe with Linklaters hire

Sibel Yilmaz has left her role as counsel at Linklaters' Brussels office to join Baker McKenzie as a partner next month.

01 April 2021

Apple faces criminal charges for obstructing probe in Korea

Korea’s antitrust watchdog has fined Apple’s local subsidiary for interfering with an abuse of dominance investigation, while referring the iPhone-maker and one of its executives for criminal prosecution.

31 March 2021

Mastercard confesses role in UK welfare card cartel

Mastercard and two card issuers face fines of £32 million after admitting that they agreed not to compete with one another to provide local authorities in the UK with prepaid cards given to individuals receiving welfare support.

31 March 2021

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