Topic: Dawn raids

Korea raids Apple over excessive pricing allegations

Korea’s antitrust watchdog has reportedly searched Apple's local headquarters in response to a mobile gaming association’s complaint that the technology giant unlawfully charged game developers excessive in-app purchase fees.

28 September 2022

More raids conducted in Greece

Greece’s Competition Commission has raided six companies in the household electrical appliances market as part of an investigation into anticompetitive vertical restraints.

09 September 2022

Uptick in dawn raids by Indian enforcer going to continue, lawyer says

The Competition Commission of India has become “significantly more sophisticated” in its use of dawn raids and a recent uptick in these searches is only going to increase, according to a leading local antitrust lawyer.

25 August 2022

Finnish court slashes rare RPM fine

Finland's Market Court has fined a hardware manufacturer for setting the online resale prices of its products, but reduced the recommended penalty by 80% because the national competition enforcer failed to prove the supplier also set brick-and-mortar resale prices.

12 August 2022

Colombia sanctions rice mill for obstructing dawn raids

Colombia’s antitrust watchdog has fined a rice mill and three of its executives a combined €4.6 million for obstructing the authority’s dawn raid by refusing to provide access to certain emails and other documents.

28 July 2022

ECJ should annul raids on French supermarkets, advocate general says

An advocate general at the European Court of Justice has advised the court to annul the European Commission’s dawn raids on Casino and Intermarché in 2017 as the enforcer failed to record statements from third parties that it used as evidence in its decision to search the companies.

14 July 2022

Former enforcers clash over cooperating with FBI

A former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and three former antitrust enforcers have disagreed over whether competition lawyers should advise companies to speak with FBI agents during so-called “knock-and-talk” interviews.

28 June 2022

An interview with Benoît Cœuré

Lawmakers confirmed Benoît Cœuré as the new head of France’s Competition Authority in January, following the sudden and unexpected departure of his predecessor, Isabelle de Silva. In an interview with GCR, Cœuré spoke about accusations of political interference, the need to build bridges with sector regulators and the importance of merger control in preventing excessive market power in digital markets.

24 June 2022

GCR Live: Law Leaders Asia-Pacific returns to Singapore

The heads of competition authorities in Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei are set to speak at GCR Live: Law Leaders Asia-Pacific in August.

22 June 2022

EU raids water infrastructure companies

The European Commission has raided multiple companies that construct networks and treatment plants for drinking water and wastewater on suspicion that they rigged bids for tenders involving EU funds.

14 June 2022

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