Google, Amazon say Microsoft's licensing practices harm cloud services market

Microsoft's software licensing practices harm UK customers, Google and Amazon have claimed, while washing their hands of wider concerns in the cloud services market in submissions to the Competition and Markets Authority.

05 December 2023

EU hits Amazon/iRobot with chargesheet

Amazon’s €1.7 billion acquisition of iRobot could incentivise the company to apply various foreclosure strategies, the European Commission has said.

28 November 2023

ACCC doubles down on calls for digital regulatory regime

The expanding ecosystems of Amazon, Apple, Google, Meta and Microsoft highlight the “critical need for regulatory reform”, Australia’s antitrust authority has said.

27 November 2023

EU’s Digital Markets Act faces first challenges

Meta and TikTok have challenged aspects of their designations under the EU’s Digital Markets Act.

16 November 2023

Italian court stays Amazon appeal pending ECJ referral

An Italian court has suspended Amazon’s challenge against a €1.13 billion abuse of dominance fine pending a ruling from the EU’s top court in a parallel case seeking clarification on the legality of antitrust investigation timelines.

16 November 2023

CMA settles Meta and Amazon probes

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has formally ended two separate abuse of dominance investigations into Meta and Amazon without reaching a conclusion, in exchange for remedies.

03 November 2023

Understanding the Canadian Federal Court’s dismissal of a $12 billion class action against Amazon

Featured in Class actions hub 2022/2023

Key insight into the pleading requirements for conspiracy under the Competition Act has been highlighted in the details of a recent class action case against the global retail giant.

27 October 2023

CMA reveals early thinking on cloud services probe into Microsoft and Amazon

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority is seeking views on plans to focus its cloud services market inquiry around customer switching and barriers to entry as well as inviting comments on possible remedy options.

18 October 2023

Amazon faces abuse lawsuits in China for European conduct

Amazon is reportedly facing a second standalone abuse of dominance lawsuit in China for conduct occurring in Europe, with both cases set to test the jurisdiction of the country’s Anti-Monopoly Law.

17 October 2023

UK cloud services probe targets Microsoft and Amazon

An in-depth sector inquiry into the cloud infrastructure services market is necessary to check on the power of Microsoft and Amazon, the UK’s communications regulator has warned.

05 October 2023

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