A UK appeals court has agreed with Mastercard that Dixons filed its damages suit against the credit card company too late to claim for pre-1997 losses, but said the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal must determine at trial if the retailer is exempt from limitation rules.
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has notched up another successful merger challenge, after construction company SIG abandoned its planned sale of Building Solutions to Kingspan because of the length of the agency’s Phase II review.
France’s Competition Authority is studying the competitive effects of new payment systems like Apple Pay and Google Pay on the financial services market.
Igor Artemiev has led Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service for 15 years and seen it grow into one of the world’s most competent competition authorities.
The European Commission is considering imposing legal obligations on gatekeepers of digital platforms to remedy or prevent “commercial imbalances”, the EU’s competition commissioner has said.
Andrea Coscelli has been reappointed as head of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority, in a move that one lawyer has termed an “easy call”.
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