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Turkey investigates Tetra Laval over abuse claims

The parent of global food packaging manufacturer Tetra Pak has said it is “surprised” by a recently announced probe by the Turkish antitrust authority examining whether it forecloses rivals, given it does not directly operate in the country.

24 January 2023

Germany opens MFN probe into PayPal

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office is investigating if PayPal abuses its dominance through the use of most-favoured-nation clauses that restrict competition in the online payments market.

23 January 2023

Belgium re-issues fine against Caudalie

The Belgian Competition Authority has re-imposed a resale price maintenance fine on Caudalie, just over a year after a local court annulled the watchdog’s earlier infringement decision against the skincare company due to procedural errors.

23 January 2023

Cornerstone hires ex-enforcer from NERA

Cornerstone Research has hired Anca Cojoc from NERA Economic Consulting in London, while Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has promoted a senior associate to counsel in Brussels.

23 January 2023

Top Italian court orders enforcer to slash cardboard cartel fines

Italy’s top administrative court has ruled that the country’s antitrust enforcer made substantive calculation errors when fining four companies a combined €20 million for their roles in two separate national corrugated cardboard cartels.

20 January 2023

Australia seeks feedback on construction chemicals merger remedies

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has begun consulting on the local aspects of a global divestment package proposed by Sika as it seeks approval for its €5.1 billion acquisition of rival chemical admixture supplier MBCC.

20 January 2023

CADE becomes latest LatAm enforcer to probe Apple’s App Store policies

Brazil’s antitrust enforcer has opened an investigation into Apple’s App Store policies, a week after Mexico’s competition and telecommunications authorities reportedly launched parallel probes into the same allegedly unlawful restrictions.

20 January 2023

Google must comply with far-reaching Android commitments after Indian ruling

India’s highest court has refused to suspend the national antitrust enforcer’s decision to fine Google €152 million and impose a slew of behavioural remedies on the technology company that will significantly alter its global Android business model.

20 January 2023

Canada issues draft wage-fixing and no-poach guidance

Canada’s Competition Bureau has opened a consultation on draft guidelines covering incoming criminal prohibitions against wage-fixing and no-poach agreements but lawyers say further clarifications are still needed.

19 January 2023

Mastercard settles Asda and Morrisons interchange fee claims

UK supermarket chains Asda and Morrisons have settled their long-running interchange fee claims against Mastercard less than a month before trial, ending a dispute that has spanned more than a decade.

19 January 2023

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