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Fasken hires from Hogan Lovells in South Africa

Lesley Morphet has left Hogan Lovells to co-chair Fasken Martineau DuMoulin’s antitrust practice in Johannesburg.

16 December 2020

Ukrainian enforcer rejoins Aequo as competition head

The former first deputy chair at the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine has returned to Aequo as head of its competition group after four years at the authority.

16 December 2020

Portuguese brewer faces €400 million antitrust damages claim

A consumer protection group has filed Portugal’s second-ever opt-out competition damages class action claim, seeking up to €400 million from brewing company Super Bock for imposing minimum resale prices on wholesalers and retailers

16 December 2020

Skating union broke competition rules, EU court says

The EU General Court has confirmed the European Commission’s finding that an international skating body’s eligibility rules were anticompetitive, but ruled that the enforcer overstepped when imposing remedies.

16 December 2020

Indian Supreme Court axes Uber complaint

India’s Supreme Court has ruled that Uber and Ola do not operate hub and spoke cartels through their pricing models, although it set aside a lower court’s ruling that only injured parties can raise a complaint with the country’s competition watchdog.

16 December 2020

Former steel executive sentenced in Australia

A court in Australia has handed down a suspended eight-month prison sentence to a former manager at a major steel manufacturer who obstructed a cartel investigation.

16 December 2020

Women in Antitrust 2021: call for nominations

GCR is now accepting nominations for inclusion in the sixth edition of Women in Antitrust, which profiles leading female competition lawyers, economists, academics and enforcers.

16 December 2020

EU reveals draft gatekeeper rules

The European Commission’s draft Digital Markets Act contains a long-awaited definition of “gatekeeper” platforms that will be forced to notify the enforcer about their every acquisition and abide by a host of new rules if the proposed bill becomes law.

15 December 2020

Brazil sanctions ambulance and medical supplies cartel

Brazil’s competition watchdog has fined seven healthcare supply companies and two executives a total of €8.9 million for rigging bids to provide the national health service with ambulances and various medical equipment.

15 December 2020

Norway readies €2 billion fines against supermarkets

The Norwegian Competition Authority has said it intends to fine the country’s three leading grocery retailers nearly €2 billion for allegedly sharing strategic pricing information through data collected for coordinated advertising.

15 December 2020

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