Work Area: Private Antitrust Litigation

Epic expert: Apple’s profit margins show market power

The high and persistent profit margins Apple collects from its App Store are evidence of substantial market power over iOS app distribution and payments, an economic expert hired by Epic Games has testified.

11 May 2021

ACCC seeks to intervene in Epic/Apple fight

Australia’s competition watchdog has sought permission to weigh in during Epic Games’ appeal against a decision by the country’s Federal Court to stay its monopolisation lawsuit against Apple.

10 May 2021

Apple pushes back on criticism of app review process

Apple’s marketing manager has said he takes offence to Epic Games’ claim that the company’s app review process is a sham designed to protect Apple’s monopoly.

10 May 2021

Newcastle United owner takes fans’ antitrust complaint to the CAT

The owner of Newcastle United Football Club has filed a standalone damages claim to the UK’s specialist competition tribunal, alleging that the English Premier League’s review into the club’s proposed takeover by a Saudi Arabian-led consortium breached competition rules.

07 May 2021

Apple executive defends App Store in fourth day of trial

Apple’s top App Store executive has attempted to fend off attacks against the platform, while also stating that he was unaware of a plan to lock consumers into the company’s ecosystem – a central part of Epic Games’ monopolisation lawsuit against the iPhone-maker.

07 May 2021

National courts can expand air cargo damages claims, AG Bobek says

National courts can award victims of the air cargo cartel damages for collusion that affected certain routes before EU competition rules became effective in 2004, an EU advocate-general has said.

06 May 2021

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