Region: Europe

Apple updates App Store payment policy in the Netherlands

The Dutch competition authority is reviewing changes Apple has made to its App Store rules allowing dating applications to use alternative payment options, following an order from the enforcement agency to do so.

18 January 2022

Germany gives feedback on sustainability agreements

Germany’s antitrust enforcer has issued advice clarifying whether a pair of sustainability-focused cooperation agreements comply with competition rules, in a rare move that local lawyers say highlights the need for guidance at an EU level.

18 January 2022

Norway settles Delivery Hero abuse of dominance probe

The Norwegian Competition Authority has settled an abuse of dominance probe into Delivery Hero subsidiary Foodora after the food delivery platform agreed to refrain from imposing exclusivity agreements on partner restaurants for the next three years.

18 January 2022

UK’s Payment Systems Regulator issues first-ever antitrust decision

Mastercard and four other prepaid card issuers have been fined more than £33 million after they admitted to colluding to share the market and allocate customers in the UK prepaid welfare card sector for six years.

18 January 2022

Google seeks funding information in £920 million standalone class action

Google has demanded that the class representative bringing a proposed collective action against it in the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal provide additional information about her funding arrangements.

17 January 2022

Ex-FTC official rejoins Compass Lexecon

Paolo Ramezzana has left the US Federal Trade Commission to return to Compass Lexecon as a senior vice president in Milan.

17 January 2022

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

Community round-up: Firms promote across Europe

Norton Rose Fulbright and AlixPartners have added to their partnerships in the UK, while WKB Wierciński Kwieciński Baehr has promoted an associate to counsel in Poland.

17 January 2022

UK class action claim seeks £2.3 billion from Facebook

Facebook’s parent company Meta is facing a landmark £2.3 billion opt-out antitrust class action claim on behalf of an estimated 44 million UK consumers for allegedly abusing its dominance by illegally exploiting the personal data of its users.

14 January 2022

France sanctions bailiff cooperatives for discriminatory membership rules

France’s Competition Authority has fined two separate court bailiff cooperatives for entering into anticompetitive agreements that intended to block potential rivals from entering the market.

14 January 2022

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