Region: Italy

Italy probes ferry operator for excessive pricing

Italy’s Competition Authority is investigating a ferry operator for a fourth alleged antitrust violation, following a complaint about excessive and discriminatory pricing.

05 August 2020

Apple and Amazon raided in Italy

Italy’s Competition Authority has searched the offices of Apple and Amazon as part of an investigation into an alleged conspiracy to restrict unauthorised third-parties from selling Apple’s products on Amazon’s Marketplace platform.

22 July 2020

Italian court asks for guidance on EU abuse rules

Italy’s top administrative court has asked the European Court of Justice to clarify the standard of proof required in abuse of dominance cases, including if a company can be forced to prove its conduct was not abusive.

21 July 2020

Italy clears Intesa Sanpaolo/UBI with divestments

Italy’s Competition Authority has conditionally approved Intesa Sanpaolo’s hostile takeover of UBI Banca, despite the smaller bank’s directors claiming the acquisition could wipe out potential competiton.

17 July 2020

Italy raids movie industry associations

Italy’s Competition Authority has raided the offices of three film and cinema associations as it considers interim measures to stop an alleged conspiracy restricting free movie screenings.

25 June 2020

Italian court reinstates Sky commitments

Italy’s top administrative court has granted a request from the country’s antitrust enforcer to reimpose non-exclusivity conditions on Sky Italia to resolve harm caused by the broadcaster’s purchase and subsequent resale of a rival pay-TV platform.

05 June 2020

Italian court upholds €50 million helicopter cartel fine

An Italian court has upheld the national competition authority’s decision to fine a helicopter company for engaging in a 16-year cartel.

26 May 2020

EU must modernise merger guidelines, say economic ministries

Government officials from France, Germany, Italy and Poland have called for the European Commission to revise its merger guidelines to tackle “potential abusive behaviour” by non-EU companies and strengthen European industry.

07 February 2020

Italy fines telecoms for fixing monthly prices

Italy’s Competition Authority has fined the country’s four major mobile phone operators €228 million for colluding over their billing practices.

03 February 2020

Italian court overturns bank cartel decision

A second Italian court has rejected the national competition authority’s decision to fine a cooperative and 14 banks for participating in an alleged cartel, finding that they are a single entity.

31 January 2020

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