Region: Italy

Italy probes McDonald’s over franchise contracts

Italy’s Competition Authority is reportedly investigating whether McDonald’s has imposed anticompetitive clauses in its agreements with franchise operators that dictate certain business conditions.

10 August 2021

Poste Italiane fined for unfair contract clauses

Italy’s Competition Authority has hit the country’s largest postal service operator with an €11.3 million fine for banning its Naples mail distributor and collector from providing services to its rivals.

06 August 2021

Italy rejects taxi cooperative’s justification of non-competes

Italy’s Competition Authority has accused a taxi cooperative of not even attempting to comply with a 2018 decision ordering it to remove non-compete obligations imposed on its drivers.

03 August 2021

Italy accepts Telecom Italia and DAZN broadcasting commitments

Pay-TV provider DAZN has agreed to open access to its sports streaming content to non-Telecom Italia subscribers to resolve competition concerns related to a football broadcasting agreement, Italy’s Competition Authority has said.

28 July 2021

Italian court annuls fines on country’s biggest telecoms companies

An Italian court has overturned a decision by the country’s antitrust watchdog to fine four telecommunications companies €228 million for allegedly agreeing to fix monthly mobile phone prices because the authority failed to provide sufficient evidence of any unlawful collusion.

14 July 2021

Italy probes Telecom Italia and DAZN over Serie A streaming agreement

Italy’s Competition Authority is investigating if a football broadcasting agreement between Telecom Italia and pay-TV provider DAZN restricts competition across various telecoms markets, following complaints from a host of rival broadcasters.

08 July 2021

Sky Italia files antitrust complaint against Telecom Italia

Sky Italia has reportedly filed a complaint to the Italian antitrust watchdog, opposing a deal between Telecom Italia and a sports application to stream football matches.

24 June 2021

Italy dismisses refusal-to-deal complaint against medical device makers

The Italian Competition Authority has dropped an investigation into the healthcare businesses of Philips, GE and Siemens after concluding that they did not unlawfully use exclusionary strategies to stop rivals from performing maintenance on their medical diagnostic equipment.

01 June 2021

Italy raids car insurers and comparison portals

The Italian Competition Authority is investigating whether 13 insurance companies and four price comparison platforms exchanged commercially sensitive information by sharing reports prepared by the comparison sites.

21 May 2021

Italian enforcer fines Google over €100 million for abuse

The Italian Antitrust Authority has fined Google €102 million for abusing its dominance by refusing to permit an app that locates electric car charging stations onto its Android Auto interface.

13 May 2021

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