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Argentina seeks remedies in Discovery/WarnerMedia

Argentina’s competition authority has called for remedies in Discovery’s already-completed $43 billion acquisition of WarnerMedia, while issuing an injunction that requires the companies to keep their businesses separate until its competition concerns have been resolved.

16 September 2022

Indonesia opens abuse probe into Google’s Play Store payment policy

Indonesia’s Competition Commission has launched an investigation into Google on suspicion the company abused its dominance and engaged in discriminatory practices in the app distribution market.

16 September 2022

Australian government pushes for jail time in criminal cartel case

Australian prosecutors have argued that the imposition of a custodial sentence on a former manager at an active pharmaceutical ingredient producer who has pleaded guilty to criminal cartel charges is necessary for future deterrence.

16 September 2022

CCI launches steel cartel probe

The Competition Commission of India has reportedly opened a price-fixing investigation into nine major steel companies, 18 months after the country’s minister for road transport and highways warned of cartels in the sector.

16 September 2022

CADE president criticises regulatory landscape

High market shares and increased market concentration do not necessarily lead to less competition or episodes of abusive conduct, the president of Brazil’s competition authority has said while cautioning against unnecessary sector regulation.

16 September 2022

Portugal issues ninth fine in retail hub-and-spoke cartel

The Portuguese Competition Authority has sanctioned three supermarket chains and an alcoholic beverage supplier, after issuing a ninth infringement decision in its wide-ranging probe into retail hub-and-spoke cartels.

15 September 2022

Swiss enforcer raids Novartis over abusive patent litigation

Switzerland’s Competition Commission is working alongside the European Commission to investigate whether Novartis abused one of its patents by launching legal proceedings over a treatment to fight skin disease.

15 September 2022

Canadian chief economist rebukes court-imposed merger standard

Courts have been incredibly naïve in their expectations of what economists can show when challenging a merger, the chief economist at Canada's Competition Bureau has said.

15 September 2022

Hong Kong seeks first-ever fines in resale price maintenance case

Hong Kong’s Competition Commission has accused a food additive supplier of illegally forcing two of its main local distributors to charge minimum resale prices for monosodium glutamate powder – more commonly known as MSG.

15 September 2022

ACM threatened with daily fines for investigation delay

The Dutch competition watchdog has until the end of this year to decide whether to issue sanctions in a confidential antitrust investigation or else it will be ordered to pay daily penalties, a local court has ruled.

15 September 2022

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