Topic: Refusal to supply

UK lingerie retailer files standalone RPM claim

An online retailer has accused a luxury branded lingerie and swimwear manufacturer of setting minimum retail prices and cutting-off product supplies in retaliation for not following its pricing demands.

17 January 2022

Czech enforcer issues highest-ever RPM fine

The Czech Republic’s antitrust authority has fined a garden equipment supplier nearly €4 million for resale price maintenance, in what is the authority’s highest-ever fine for such conduct.

05 January 2022

CCI closes abuse of dominance probe into Intel

The Competition Commission of India has closed an abuse of dominance investigation into Intel after finding no evidence that it refused to grant a server manufacturer access to processor designs.

06 December 2021

Italy considers interim measures to remedy waste disposal “emergency”

The Italian Competition Authority has raided a waste management company on suspicion of abuse of dominance, while also seeking interim measures to prevent irreparable damage to the market amidst a waste disposal crisis.

02 December 2021

Italian agency substantially cuts abuse fine after court ruling

The Italian Competition Authority has slashed an abuse of dominance fine it levied on a shipping transportation company from €29 million to €1 million after a first-instance court quashed half of the agency’s original infringement decision.

22 November 2021

First civil antitrust suit based on data access filed in China

A data mining company has accused Chinese social media platform Weibo of trying to push it out of business by refusing to grant it access to troves of data, in the country’s first-ever civil case alleging that such a refusal violates antitrust law.

12 November 2021

Bulgaria accuses Lukoil of unlawfully obstructing fuel imports

Bulgaria’s competition authority has accused Lukoil, one of the world’s largest energy companies, of abusing its dominance in the local fuel market by restricting its competitors’ access to pipelines connected to the country’s largest offshore oil terminals.

12 November 2021

France fines video surveillance companies for vertical restraints

France’s Competition Authority has fined video surveillance manufacturer Mobotix and three of its wholesalers nearly €1.4 million for agreeing to fix prices and restrict online sales, although the manufacturer has vowed to challenge the decision.

09 November 2021

Italy drops Google ad probe amid parallel EU investigation

Italy’s antitrust watchdog has dropped its online advertising probe into Google because the European Commission is investigating the same conduct, sparking mixed reactions from local lawyers over clashing enforcement activities at the national and EU level.

03 November 2021

Paris court quashes abuse claims against Orange in SFR saga

A French appellate court has once again dismissed SFR’s abuse of dominance complaint against Orange, finding that the latter complied with measures imposed by the country’s telecommunications regulator when refusing to offer a particular pricing plan for network access.

01 October 2021

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