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Former steel manager pleads guilty to obstruction in Australia

A former manager at a major steel manufacturer has pleaded guilty to obstructing a cartel investigation.

01 September 2020

Sims criticises Facebook’s threat to block news sharing

Australia’s competition czar has said a threat by Facebook to block Australian publishers and people from sharing news on its social media platforms is “ill-timed and misconceived”.

01 September 2020

France issues first-ever deal block

France’s Competition Authority has prohibited a merger for the first time in its history, blocking a three-to-two hypermarket deal in the town of Troyes.

28 August 2020

Community round-up: Firms hire and promote in Europe, US and India

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has expanded its London competition team, Cornerstone Research has promoted competition economists in the UK and the US, while firms in India and Ukraine have recruited.

28 August 2020

Investment software provider asks CMA to undo its hostile takeover

Fintech software developer GBST has told the UK’s competition enforcer that forcing its acquirer to sell GBST is the “only comprehensive and effective remedy” to the harm that the already-completed acquisition will cause in the investment software market.

27 August 2020

Germany clears slaughterhouse deal amid covid-19 outbreaks

Germany’s competition authority has approved a slaughterhouse operator’s takeover of an employee contracting service, in a deal which aims to avoid a new law banning migrant workers in the sector after outbreaks of coronavirus at several facilities.

27 August 2020

Malaysia highlights pervasive competition concerns in service sector

Malaysia’s competition watchdog has heard feedback that competition issues – collusion, price fixing, bundling, exclusive distribution and more – exist in the country’s service sector.

27 August 2020

Romania fines GSK for breaching commitments

Romania’s Competition Council has fined GlaxoSmithKline €2.4 million for failing to comply with commitments it imposed in 2017, which required the pharmaceutical company to continue supplying three asthma drugs nationally.

26 August 2020

UK Supreme Court hands Unwired Planet major win in FRAND dispute

The UK’s highest court has confirmed that Unwired Planet did not abuse its dominance when it sought an injunction against Huawei’s use of its standard-essential patents.

26 August 2020

Poland fines cattle feed companies for market sharing

Poland’s antitrust authority has fined two cattle feed producers €3.8 million for sharing the market by agreeing not to supply each other’s customers.

26 August 2020

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