Topic: Behavioural remedies

Rivals split on the effects of Microsoft/Activision Blizzard, CMA probe reveals

Three out of six market rivals with which the UK’s antitrust watchdog consulted as part of its in-depth review into Microsoft’s $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard raised competition concerns about the tie-up, the agency has revealed.

17 February 2023

Spain finalises compensation remedy in consumer deception case

Spain’s antitrust enforcer has agreed a remedies package with DKV after investigating whether the insurance company breached competition rules by deceiving its customers.

15 February 2023

KFTC proposes shake-up of merger remedies regime

Korea’s Fair Trade Commission has proposed new rules allowing companies to voluntarily submit remedies for problematic deals, bringing the regime more in line with other jurisdictions.

14 February 2023

South Africa seeks remedy in solar power tie-up

South Africa’s Competition Commission has asked the country’s specialist competition tribunal to impose remedies on a multi-part solar power deal to prevent private equity group Old Mutual from using the transaction to facilitate information exchanges among its subsidiaries in the sector.

14 February 2023

Israel conditionally clears credit card buyout

Israel’s Competition Authority has conditionally approved an insurance provider’s €721 million acquisition of a private-equity owned credit card company, albeit without raising any concerns about competition in the market.

13 February 2023

French court confirms constitutional right to challenge remedy rejections

France's Constitutional Council has paved the way for Sony to challenge the national competition authority’s rejection of commitments it proposed during an antitrust probe, confirming for the first time that companies can lodge such appeals.

13 February 2023

Brazil limits food delivery platform’s exclusivity clauses

Brazil’s competition tribunal has approved a settlement between the national antitrust enforcer and the country’s largest food delivery platform to suspend two separate but related abuse of dominance probes after the company agreed to limit the scope of its exclusivity clauses with restaurants.

09 February 2023

Sweden issues rare Phase I clearance with behavioral conditions

The Swedish Competition Authority has approved Bonnier's €47.9 million acquisition of an online subscription platform, after the merging parties committed not to self-preference their own publishing titles and refrain from anticompetitive data collection practices.

07 February 2023

Complainant accuses Google of failing to comply with CCI remedies

A complainant in the Competition Commission of India’s probe into Google’s Play Store billing practices has accused the technology company of failing to adhere to a suite of remedies the agency imposed in two separate infringement decisions.

06 February 2023

FTC adopts tougher stance on divestitures

The US Federal Trade Commission will no longer accept merger remedies with lengthy entanglements, the director of the agency’s antitrust arm has said.

03 February 2023

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