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Chilean tribunal blocks cartel settlement over counsel’s court statement

Chile’s competition tribunal has rejected a cartel settlement between the national competition authority and a group of taxi stations because one of the operators subsequently denounced his involvement despite admitting to it before the enforcer.

11 January 2023

Italy rejects interim injunction request against TIM

Italy’s Competition Authority has refused to temporarily force Telecom Italia to provide its rivals with access to key mobile coverage data, but will continue investigating the company for abuse of dominance.

11 January 2023

Indonesia considers sanctions on auto parts cartel

Indonesia’s antitrust authority has launched infringement proceedings against Denso and Sanden for allegedly conspiring to allocate the market for supplying air conditioning systems for certain Daihatsu vehicles.

11 January 2023

New year, new titles for several antitrust lawyers

Dechert, Commeo and Barbosa Müssnich & Aragão Advogados have strengthened their respective partnerships in Brussels, Frankfurt and São Paulo, while Actecon has promoted two senior associates to counsel in Istanbul.

11 January 2023

Germany accuses Google of data processing breaches

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has said it intends to force Google to adjust its data processing terms so users are given more choice over how the company harvests their information to leverage its market power across several digital sectors.

11 January 2023

EU official seeks to quell concerns about DMA implementation

The European Commission will issue a new regulation governing the implementation of the Digital Markets Act “in good time” before the rules kick in this May, an official has said ahead of the agency’s new directorate launching next week.

11 January 2023

Poland hits Kärcher with €5.5 million RPM fine

Poland’s competition enforcer has fined a cleaning equipment manufacturer €5.5 million for imposing minimum resale prices on its distributors, in a decision that the leniency applicant is likely to challenge even though it secured a substantial discount on the penalty.

11 January 2023

Baker McKenzie hires from Freshfields

François Gordon has joined Baker McKenzie as a partner in Paris after almost 17 years at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

11 January 2023

Kenya appoints acting competition boss

The Competition Authority of Kenya has named Adano Wario as its interim head following the departure of the agency’s first-ever director-general Wang'ombe Kariuki.

11 January 2023

Czech enforcer issues first penalty for restricting online sales

The Czech Republic’s Office for the Protection of Competition has sanctioned a consumer goods company for fixing online resale prices and blocking retailers from making sales through their websites, marking the first time the watchdog has penalised online sales restrictions.

10 January 2023

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