Topic: Refusal to supply

CADE punishes air fuel cartel

Brazil’s antitrust watchdog has fined São Paulo’s main international airport and three jet fuel distributors a total of €27.4 million for unlawfully refusing to lease storage space to a rival, in a decision that saw the agency’s tribunal split on how to calculate the penalty.

14 November 2022

Kuwaiti enforcer hands down first penalty for obstruction

Kuwait’s competition authority has issued its first publicly available fine since gaining new competition law powers two years ago, penalising an unnamed company for obstructing an investigation into a suspected anticompetitive boycott between several steel suppliers.

10 November 2022

DOJ: court erred in dismissing insulation monopolisation claims

A Colorado federal court misapplied antitrust precedent concerning refusals to deal with a rival when striking out a claim against an industrial insulation manufacturer for allegedly withholding its business from customers, the Department of Justice has argued.

14 October 2022

Dutch appeals court rejects interim relief request against news publisher

A Dutch appellate court has affirmed a lower court’s refusal to order DPG Media to continue supplying its news content to a digital platform, ruling there was insufficient evidence that the publisher abused its dominant position in the wholesale daily newspaper market.

10 August 2022

Greece confirms first vertical restraints settlements

Greece’s Competition Commission has settled vertical restraints cases for the first time after four garden tool importers and distributors admitted to separately setting minimum resale prices for up to six years.

25 July 2022

South African tribunal rejects TV broadcaster’s interim relief request

South Africa’s specialist competition tribunal has refused to order television broadcaster MultiChoice to temporarily continue showing a rival’s channels on its TV platform, ruling that the complainant failed to establish any unlawful refusal to supply.

08 July 2022

Romania amends competition law to tackle unjustified price hikes

The Romanian government has adopted emergency legislation that empowers the national antitrust authority to investigate unjustified price hikes and abuses of superior bargaining position under its competition law for the first time.

01 July 2022

Court orders Swisscom to pay €69 million fine

Switzerland’s Federal Administrative Court has confirmed a €69 million fine imposed by the national antitrust authority on Swisscom and its sports broadcasting subsidiaries for refusing to give rivals access to its full suite of football and ice hockey packages.

10 June 2022

ECJ lays out competition on the merits criteria in non-price abuse cases

The European Court of Justice has clarified that non-pricing conduct from dominant companies that as-efficient rivals cannot replicate will not constitute competition on the merits.

13 May 2022

EU intensifies Gazprom probe

The European Commission is prioritising an antitrust investigation into Russian state-owned gas supplier Gazprom following the country’s invasion of Ukraine, while also preparing a new temporary crisis framework under state aid rules.

09 March 2022

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