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EU secures Google Android win, but exclusivity analysis rebuked again

The EU’s General Court has largely upheld the European Commission’s Google Android decision but cut its €4.3 billion fine by over €200 million due to procedural and substantive errors relating to the enforcer’s exclusivity allegations.

14 September 2022

Israeli card company accepts multi-million euro fine to end tying probe

Israeli credit card company Cal has agreed to pay €2.9 million to resolve the national competition enforcer’s allegation that it violated the terms of an antitrust exemption forbidding it from tying certain clearing services.

14 September 2022

Turkey settles abuse investigation with leading e-scooter app

The Turkish Competition Authority has closed its abuse of dominance investigation into Marti, after the mobility app promised not to price its e-scooter services below cost in markets where it holds a 50% share.

14 September 2022

Saudi report flags competition concerns in automotive sector

Saudi Arabia’s antitrust enforcer has warned that competition in the country’s automotive sector needs a fix, after a report revealed concerns about possible abuse of dominance by original equipment manufacturers.

14 September 2022

Czech enforcer sanctions meal voucher cartel

The Czech Republic’s Office for the Protection of Competition has fined three meal voucher suppliers nearly €11.4 million for colluding to limit the number of coupons that can be used at supermarkets.

14 September 2022

Chinese acquisition of US chemical tech company falls apart amid CFIUS review

A Chinese pharmaceutical company has abandoned its acquisition of a US-based chemical technology business after failing to address concerns raised by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

14 September 2022

Australian judge accepts settlement in roofing case

An Australian court has fined two roofing companies and their sole directors €283,000 after they confessed to rigging bids for two projects in the Sydney area.

14 September 2022

Malaysian head: tribunal cartel ruling “may create ambiguous law”

The head of Malaysia’s Competition Commission has said a recent judgment by the country’s specialist competition tribunal to overturn a combined €38 million cartel fine issued to 22 insurance companies “may create ambiguous law”.

13 September 2022

Spanish enforcer opposes government’s food price-fixing proposal

Spain’s antitrust watchdog has cautioned the national government against fixing prices for certain staple food products amid rising inflation, claiming this would violate both national and EU antitrust laws.

13 September 2022

Google faces follow-on actions for self-preferencing in online ad market

Publishers will file follow-on damages claims against Google in the UK and the Netherlands, seeking up to €25 billion in compensation after France’s Competition Authority sanctioned the technology company last year for favouring its own online advertising services over rivals.

13 September 2022

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