Topic: Exclusivity clauses

Moldova kicks off first-ever digital markets probe

Moldova’s antitrust enforcer has launched its first probe into an online platform as it assesses if two taxi applications owned by Russian search engine Yandex have abused their dominance through exclusivity arrangements.

27 January 2023

Comcast seeks repeat summary judgment win

Comcast has asked a federal court to once again throw out allegations by Viamedia that it illegally monopolised certain advertising markets after a federal appellate court revived the claim.

23 January 2023

Intel test applies to exclusivity clause analysis, ECJ rules

Antitrust authorities must analyse the results of the as-efficient competitor test if a dominant company provides such evidence during probes of both rebate schemes and exclusivity clauses, the European Court of Justice has confirmed.

19 January 2023

Chile seeks €6.2 million penalty for merger probe infraction

Chile’s antitrust watchdog has asked its decision-making body to fine a supermarket operator for failing to disclose documents about potential new store openings as the agency reviewed its merger with a rival.

10 January 2023

Qualcomm must face exclusive dealing claims

A federal judge has allowed a class of cell phone purchasers to pursue allegations that Qualcomm closed off the market for certain modem chips through exclusive contracts in violation of California law.

10 January 2023

Broadcom offers commitments in Korea to settle antitrust probe

Korea’s Fair Trade Commission has opened a public consultation into Broadcom’s offer to grant Samsung three-year warranties on mobile phone components and refrain from forcing smartphone makers into unfair deals to end an abuse of superior bargaining position probe.

09 January 2023

SAMR fines academic database for excessive pricing

China’s antitrust watchdog has fined an online academic literature database €12.1 million for abusing its dominance by imposing excessively high subscription fees and forcing users into exclusivity arrangements.

09 January 2023

Spar probed for violating exclusivity ban in South Africa

The Competition Commission of South Africa is investigating if retailer Spar failed to comply with its order for national supermarket chains to terminate exclusivity agreements in leases with shopping mall owners.

23 November 2022

CMA poised to drop school software probe

An education software provider’s commitment to allow schools to prematurely end their exclusive three-year contracts may be sufficient to end the UK competition watchdog’s abuse of dominance investigation, the agency has said.

18 November 2022

Serbia raids food delivery app

Serbia’s competition authority has opened an investigation into Glovo, alleging the food delivery application abused its dominance by imposing exclusivity clauses on its restaurant partners, as the enforcer's dawn raid procedures face separate constitutional challenges.

15 November 2022

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