Organisation: Italian Competition Authority

Italy sanctions petrol stations for price-fixing

Italy’s Competition Authority has fined eight petrol stations €4.2 million for colluding to fix prices on a weekly basis for 10 years.

04 July 2023

Italy launches in-depth probe into Italiana Petroli/Esso deal

Italy’s Competition Authority has opened a Phase II investigation into the acquisition of assets from an ExxonMobil subsidiary by one of the country’s five main petrol station chains due to concerns it will create an overly dominant wholesale and retail fuel provider.

27 June 2023

Italy provides guidance on new settlement powers

Italy’s Competition Authority has published new guidelines on recently-introduced settlement rules that allow greater discounts for non-cartel infringements, diverging slightly from the European Commission's approach in a possible bid to halt a recent stretch of losses before the courts.

25 May 2023

Italy kicks off abuse probe into national football association

Italy’s Competition Authority has raided the premises of the country’s football association over allegations it prevented rival sports bodies from organising amateur tournaments for two consecutive seasons.

24 May 2023

Italian court confirms football broadcasting cartel fines

An Italian administrative court has dismissed appeals by a pair of sports management agencies challenging fines imposed by the national competition watchdog for rigging bids to acquire the rights to broadcast the country’s top football league.

17 May 2023

Italy probes Apple over unfair third-party data tracking policy

Italy’s antitrust watchdog is investigating whether Apple has abused its dominance in the applications market by imposing a restrictive privacy policy on third-party app developers and limiting their access to device users’ advertising data.

11 May 2023

Italy closes Trenitalia abuse probe with data commitments

Italy’s Competition Authority has ended an abuse of dominance probe into the country’s largest rail operator after the latter committed to giving a rival access to data to sell its regional and intercity train tickets.

03 May 2023

Italy raids Enel over e-vehicle chargepoint margin squeeze claims

The Italian Competition Authority has raided Enel and several of its subsidiaries over allegations that it is excluding competitors from the country’s electric vehicle charging market by implementing an illegal margin squeeze strategy.

14 April 2023

Italy seeks interim measures against Meta over music licensing spat

Italy’s Competition Authority is investigating if Meta violated abuse of economic dependence rules by “unduly” ending talks with the country’s biggest collecting society for licensing musical rights, while also seeking interim measures that would force the company to restart negotiations.

06 April 2023

Google offers data portability remedies in Italian abuse probe

Google has promised to make it easier for users to export their personal data across different platforms as it looks to end an abuse of dominance probe in Italy.

22 March 2023

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