Topic: Behavioural remedies

Ireland publishes competition amendment bill

Ireland’s government has unveiled its highly-anticipated competition amendment bill, proposing enhanced powers for the country’s competition enforcer in legislation that aligns with antitrust law across the EU.

31 January 2022

CMA official: digital markets don’t compel rethink on behavioural remedies

Complex digital markets don’t justify a softening of the broad consensus that strongly favours structural remedies in merger control, despite the European Commission accepting high-profile behavioural remedies in the Facebook/Kustomer and Google/Fitbit deals, a senior official at the UK’s competition watchdog has said.

28 January 2022

China clears AMD/Xilinx on condition of no-tying and FRAND supplying

China’s antitrust authority has conditioned its approval of Advanced Micro Devices’ $35 billion purchase of rival chipmaker Xilinx subject to commitments to continue supplying three semiconductor products to Chinese customers on fair terms and to refrain from tying practices.

28 January 2022

Brazil negotiates remedies in major supermarket tie-up

The investigative arm of Brazil’s competition watchdog has proposed a set of structural and behavioural remedies to mitigate competition concerns related to a merger between the country’s largest and third-largest supermarket chains.

28 January 2022

EU conditionally clears Facebook/Kustomer

The European Commission has cleared Facebook’s acquisition of customer service platform Kustomer subject to the latter’s rivals accessing Instagram, WhatsApp and other messaging channels for the next decade.

27 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

EU blocks Korean shipbuilding deal

The European Commission has blocked Hyundai Heavy Industries’ $2 billion acquisition of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering after the companies failed to offer formal remedies to address its concerns, bringing an end to a Phase II probe that started in 2019.

13 January 2022

Belgian court voids RPM decision

Belgium’s Market Court has annulled the national competition enforcer’s resale price maintenance decision against Caudalie because the authority fined the skincare company while also accepting remedies it proposed in a bid to settle the probe.

07 December 2021

JFTC to end Rakuten probe after commitment offer

Japan’s Fair Trade Commission is set to close an investigation into homegrown e-commerce platform Rakuten Group after it committed not to discriminate against merchants that refuse to join its free shipping programme.

07 December 2021

Germany remedies waste disposal JV in unusual Phase I clearance

Germany’s antitrust enforcer has seemingly approved remedies in Phase I for the first time, conditionally clearing a hazardous waste disposal joint venture nearly two months after the European Commission rejected a more limited set of remedies while reviewing the same deal.

02 December 2021

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