Topic: Predatory pricing

Indian tribunal: WhatsApp privacy update was not an abuse of dominance

India’s specialist competition tribunal has held that WhatsApp did not abuse its dominance by introducing a new privacy policy in 2016 since it allowed users to opt-out of sharing their data with its parent company Facebook.

03 August 2022

Airline urges ACCC to reopen Qantas predatory pricing probe

A regional Australian airline has called on the country’s competition watchdog to reopen a predatory pricing investigation into Qantas, claiming that the flag carrier’s recent decision to withdraw from a pair of routes vindicates prior claims of anticompetitive conduct.

27 July 2022

ECJ sides with EU in rejecting Polish abuse complaint

The EU’s highest court has confirmed that the European Commission has a wide margin of discretion when assessing whether an antitrust complaint invokes a sufficient community interest within the bloc.

30 June 2022

EU advocate general clarifies impact of damages directive on suspended proceedings

The EU’s damages directive does not prevent a national court from making a disclosure order in a private competition enforcement case that has been suspended, an advocate general at the European Court of Justice has said.

06 May 2022

Indian trade group accuses another e-commerce platform of anticompetitive behaviour

A major Indian trade group has filed a complaint with the country’s competition watchdog alleging that Singapore-based e-commerce platform Shopee has engaged in predatory pricing practices.

31 January 2022

Portuguese law bans MFNs on booking platforms

Online travel platforms have been banned from using most favoured nation clauses or offering certain below-cost pricing under a new Portuguese law that the country’s antitrust enforcer has criticised as antithetical to EU competition law.

11 January 2022

Indian court rejects radio taxi predatory pricing appeals

A tribunal in India has rejected a pair of appeals that sought to overturn the national antitrust authority’s ruling that Ola Cabs could not be accused of predatory pricing because it is not a dominant player in the taxi market.

10 January 2022

Colombian court finds Holcim violated predatory pricing commitments

A Colombian court has ruled that the country's antitrust authority did not violate cement manufacturer Holcim’s right to due process by monitoring its compliance with commitments that ended a predatory pricing investigation.

19 August 2021

Austrian enforcer settles predatory pricing probe into Merck

Austria's Federal Competition Authority has accepted commitments from pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp & Dohme's local subsidiary to stop charging predatory prices for a brain tumour drug.

06 April 2021

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