Topic: Behavioural remedies

Google must comply with far-reaching Android commitments after Indian ruling

India’s highest court has refused to suspend the national antitrust enforcer’s decision to fine Google €152 million and impose a slew of behavioural remedies on the technology company that will significantly alter its global Android business model.

20 January 2023

Spain accepts rare behavioural commitments to close RPM probe

Spain’s competition authority has agreed to close its resale price maintenance probe into a domestic skincare products producer after the company voluntarily offered to set up a new discount policy for its retailers.

05 January 2023

China conditionally clears Korean Air/Asiana with hybrid fix

China’s antitrust authority has cleared Korean Air’s proposed €1.3 billion majority investment in Asiana Airlines with a mix of structural and behavioural remedies, ending an in-depth merger review that lasted nearly two years.

03 January 2023

Delrahim criticises merger enforcement under Biden administration

The former head of the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division has criticised the Federal Trade Commission for withdrawing the 2020 vertical merger guidelines and condemned the country’s merger review process for being hampered by delays and uncertainty.

20 December 2022

France deepens probe into fattened duck venture

France’s Competition Authority has launched a Phase II probe into a joint venture to produce fattened duck products, after an initial investigation concluded that the deal would give two farm companies significant market shares.

16 December 2022

Korea conditionally clears three-to-two glass merger

Korea’s antitrust watchdog has approved a merger between two of the country’s three coated glass makers after the parties agreed to cap price increases over the next three years.

12 December 2022

Egypt prepares for long-awaited merger control regime

Egypt’s parliament has approved landmark legislation to enact a mandatory merger control regime that will give the country’s competition authority the power to block and remedy deals.

08 December 2022

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

Ticketmaster violated consent order, Taylor Swift fans claim

A group of Taylor Swift fans is suing Ticketmaster for allegedly harming competition in the online ticketing sector and violating the consent order behind its merger with Live Nation.

06 December 2022

Argentina imposes rare structural remedy on nightclub cartel

Argentina’s antitrust watchdog has issued a rare decision to break up a nightclub operator while imposing €1.4 million in fines on a cartel that fixed prices and divided a local discotheque market.

02 December 2022

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