Amazon secures interim relief in Indian gun-jumping appeal

India’s top court has temporarily stayed a record gun-jumping penalty imposed on Amazon for making false statements about its purchase of a 49% stake in Future Coupons.

10 May 2023

ECJ rejects Amazon’s appeal against Buy Box probe carve-out

The EU’s highest court has rejected an appeal by Amazon challenging the European Commission’s decision to limit the territorial scope of its “Buy Box” investigation, confirming the agency did not violate rules restricting parallel proceedings by national enforcers.

20 April 2023

Amazon misled enforcers about pricing parity policy, California says

Amazon still forces third-party sellers to offer their products at the lowest price on its platform and the company recognises this policy leads to higher prices, the state of California has said in newly-unredacted claims.

18 April 2023

UK regulator may suggest CMA cloud sector probe into Amazon, Microsoft and Google

The UK’s Office of Communication has signalled an intent to refer its cloud services study to the country’s competition authority to conduct a more in-depth probe that could result in price caps on data transfers and interoperability requirements.

05 April 2023

Amazon loses second bid to dismiss consumers’ pricing parity lawsuit

A Washington federal judge has again refused to throw out consumers’ allegations that Amazon monopolised the e-commerce retail market and restrained third-party sellers from offering lower prices elsewhere.

28 March 2023

EU doubles down on Amazon tax claims as it seeks to revive state aid fiscal policy

An internal restructuring that fundamentally reorganised Amazon’s global business was solely intended to help the technology company avoid paying tax on certain profits, the European Commission has told the EU’s highest court.

16 March 2023

ACCC probes Big Tech’s “expanding ecosystems”

Australia’s competition watchdog has launched another market study into digital platforms, as its latest probe examines the “expanding ecosystems” of Google, Apple, Meta, Microsoft and Amazon.

08 March 2023

Amazon’s disregard for antitrust scrutiny hurt investors, lawsuit says

Amazon’s board of directors harmed the company’s shareholders by ignoring signs of increased antitrust scrutiny from the US enforcers, an investor has argued.

24 February 2023

DC AG pushes to revive Amazon pricing parity suit

A local court in Washington, DC, abused its discretion and contradicted established antitrust law when dismissing allegations that Amazon set an illegal price floor, the District of Columbia’s new attorney general and Open Markets Institute have said.

30 January 2023

Greek market study reveals “inherent weaknesses” in fintech sector

Greece’s Competition Commission has identified weaknesses in the country’s growing financial technology market that could allow large and more established technology companies to exploit their access to data and foreclose start-ups.

04 January 2023

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