Region: Europe

FCO probes Apple under new competition powers

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has launched an investigation into Apple to examine whether its ecosystem gives it “paramount significance” for competition in digital markets.

21 June 2021

UK court sides with Google in Kelkoo disclosure dispute

A UK court has ruled that Google does not have to risk exposing business secrets by explaining each claim of confidentiality that it makes when disclosing information in a comparison shopping service’s standalone damages claim against it.

21 June 2021

EU charges insurance association with restricting access to data pool

The European Commission has accused Insurance Ireland of “arbitrarily delaying” or denying rival insurers access to its data-sharing platform.

18 June 2021

CMA requires transparent prices for funeral services

The UK’s competition authority has implemented a remedy proposal that forces funeral providers to clearly display a standardised price list for funeral services and prohibits providers from soliciting business through payment incentives.

18 June 2021

DLA Piper poaches former Jones Day UK competition head

Matt Evans, the former head of Jones Day’s UK competition practice, has left the firm after more than a decade to join the partnership at DLA Piper in London.

18 June 2021

Guersent and Marsden debate DMA procedures

The director-general of the EU’s competition authority has rejected suggestions from a co-author of the Furman Review to improve the “institutional structure” of the Digital Markets Act.

18 June 2021

Health authorities should have pushed alternative medication, Servier tells UK court

Servier has kicked off its bid to convince a UK court that national health authorities should have encouraged doctors to prescribe cheaper generic drugs to mitigate their losses from its pay-for-delay settlements relating to a blood pressure medication.

17 June 2021

UK enforcer recommends adopting ‘tailored’ VBER

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority is proposing to replace the European Union’s vertical agreements block exemption regulation with an amended UK-tailored law.

17 June 2021

EU blocks former bank cartelists from coronavirus bond issuances

The European Commission has banned ten banks – including Barclays and Deutsche Bank – from participating in certain bond sales to fund coronavirus recovery due to their previous cartel involvement.

16 June 2021

Spain probes four banks for tying covid-relief loans

Spain’s antitrust authority has launched an investigation into some of the country’s biggest banks for allegedly tying certain products or services with covid-19 relief loans provided to companies or freelance workers.

16 June 2021

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