Region: Russian Federation

South African enforcer calls for simultaneous cross-border merger filings

Forcing companies to file cross-border transactions simultaneously will help enforcers to cooperate in merger reviews, a top official at South Africa’s competition watchdog has said.

18 October 2023

BRICS enforcers signal joint enforcement action in digital markets

Enforcers in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa plan to coordinate antitrust investigations in the digital economy, a commissioner at Brazil’s competition authority has said.

13 October 2023

Broader approach to sustainability is needed, South African enforcer says

Competition policy should address the broader socio-economic objectives of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, rather than focus narrowly on climate change, a top official at South Africa’s antitrust authority has said.

12 October 2023

Google sanctioned for failure to pay Russian antitrust fine

A Russian court has fined Google €42.2 million after it failed to pay an abuse of dominance penalty.

29 June 2023

Apple faces new antitrust sanctions in Russia

Russia’s competition watchdog has ordered Apple to pay a €14.6 million fine for including unlawful anti-steering provisions in its contracts with app developers, a month after a court in Moscow allowed the company to challenge the agency’s original infringement decision.

18 January 2023

UK conditionally clears pair of foreign investments

The UK government has imposed national security-related remedies on the acquisition of UK eSIM company Truphone by a pair of European billionaires, on the same day it also placed restrictions on a Chinese electric power company’s acquisition of control over a London-based construction company.

06 December 2022

Russia fines Google €32.6 million over “opaque” YouTube terms

Russia’s competition watchdog has fined Google €32.6 million for abusing its dominance in the market for video hosting services by using “opaque” terms and conditions to arbitrarily suspend and block YouTube accounts.

27 July 2022

Russia readies antitrust fine against Apple for anti-steering provisions

Russia’s antitrust watchdog plans to hit Apple with a turnover-based fine after concluding that the company’s anti-steering clause in contracts with developers constitutes an abuse of dominance.

20 July 2022

ICN suspends Russian competition agency

The International Competition Network has suspended Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service from participating in all its upcoming events, after antitrust authorities in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and the Netherlands urged it to take action following the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

03 March 2022

Dutch enforcer joins petition to suspend Russian competition agency from ICN

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets has joined antitrust agencies in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia in urging the International Competition Network to suspend Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service from participating in all of its upcoming events.

02 March 2022

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