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Turkey imposes interim measures on shopping platform

The Turkish Competition Authority has slapped an interim injunction on the country’s largest ecommerce platform as part of an abuse of dominance probe into the company for allegedly manipulating algorithms to favour its own brands.

01 October 2021

Chinese enforcer sees red, hits Bull with major fine

China’s competition authority has fined electronic device manufacturer Bull Group €39.5 million for forcing retailers to follow its own set prices, often threatening sellers with sanctions if they failed to comply.

01 October 2021

Digital regulation will foster innovation instead of constraining it, European enforcers say

The heads of the EU, UK and German competition agencies have rejected suggestions that digital regulation is a “straitjacket” to innovation, arguing that a lack of competition is the true obstacle to new products and services.

01 October 2021

Litigation financiers are wary of carriage disputes, says UK funder

A UK-based litigation funder has said proposed collective actions that require competing class representatives to fight over certification before the Competition Appeal Tribunal present “real risks” for the third-party businesses financing such claims.

30 September 2021

Consumer protection powers should complement antitrust enforcement, Mundt says

Competition agencies should also have the power to enforce consumer protection laws to properly tackle problems in digital markets, the president of Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has said.

30 September 2021

Austria urges Cartel Court to impose more fines on construction cartel

Vienna-based construction company Porr has agreed to pay a settlement of €62.35 million after admitting its role in a wide-ranging conspiracy, as Austria’s Federal Competition Authority continues to push for sanctions in its largest ever cartel probe.

30 September 2021

CMA likely to intervene in private competition claims, says official

The director of litigation at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has said the enforcer is likely to increasingly intervene in private antitrust claims before the national courts as an interested third party despite never using this power before.

30 September 2021

Newcastle United’s competition claim lacks standing, Premier League argues

England’s top football league has told the UK’s specialist competition tribunal that a claim by one of its member clubs is an abuse of process and an attempt by its owner to have “another bite of the cherry” in securing a takeover from a Saudi Arabian-led consortium.

29 September 2021

Sims encourages international alignment on digital platform regulation

The head of Australia’s competition authority has said international alignment and increased cooperation amongst competition agencies are crucial in order to implement effective ex ante regulation of digital platforms.

29 September 2021

Taiwanese official says competition agency is not considering digital platform regulation

Taiwan’s antitrust enforcer does not think new ex ante competition regulation is needed to tackle concerns about digital media markets and will instead rely on the country’s existing regime to address any possible issues, a top official at the agency has said.

29 September 2021

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