Region: Europe

UK tribunal rejects Epic’s claim against Apple

Epic Games cannot sue Apple in the UK for removing its Fortnite game from the App Store, although it can bring a claim against Google for similar behaviour, the Competition Appeal Tribunal has ruled.

22 February 2021

EU clears Siemens Healthineers/Varian with interoperability remedies

The European Commission has cleared Siemens Healthineers $16.4 billion acquisition of Varian Medical Systems, on the condition that the companies make their respective medical imaging and radiotherapy devices interoperable with rival products.

22 February 2021

Lithuanian appeals court backs enforcer in staggered payment dispute

A Lithuanian appellate court has confirmed that a state debt collector exceeded its authority by allowing a construction company to pay in installments a multimillion euro fine for entering into anticompetitive agreements.

22 February 2021

Ukraine's top court annuls cigarette collusion fine

Ukraine's Supreme Court has overturned the competition enforcer's decision to fine the country's largest tobacco distributor €101.5 million, ruling that the agency failed to prove that the company colluded with four cigarette makers to prevent rivals from entering the market.

19 February 2021

Baker McKenzie hires partner from MLAB

Paloma Martínez-Lage has left MLAB Abogados to head Baker McKenzie’s competition team in Madrid.

19 February 2021

EU slaps rare new measures on Novelis/Aleris

The European Commission has imposed new final commitments on Novelis relating to its €2.3 billion acquisition of rival Aleris in 2019, after the company invalidated the enforcer’s initial clearance decision by missing divestiture deadlines.

19 February 2021

France denies interim measures in EDF probe

France's Competition Authority has rejected an electricity supplier's request to impose interim measures on rival EDF, but the authority said it will continue to investigate the company for predatory pricing.

19 February 2021

Swiss enforcer probes Mastercard for abuse

Switzerland's Competition Commission has imposed interim measures on Mastercard as part of an abuse of dominance investigation, although the company has claimed they are unjustified.

18 February 2021

EU rejects Suez’s gun-jumping complaint against Veolia

The European Commission has cleared the way for Veolia to proceed with its planned €11.3 billion hostile takeover of Suez, after the latter failed to convince the agency that Veolia’s recent acquisition of a minority investment in the company breached EU merger control rules.

18 February 2021

UK forex claimants passed on loss through tax savings, banks argue

Banks accused of rigging foreign exchange rates should be able to argue that claimant investment and pension funds passed on their alleged loss because they may have paid less tax, counsel to the banks has said.

17 February 2021

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