Topic: Exclusivity clauses

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

Greece fines Coca-Cola-bottler €10 million for exclusivity agreements

Greece’s Competition Commission has fined a major bottler and seller of Coca-Cola products more than €10 million and forced it to open up refrigeration space to competitors after finding it illegally blocked rivals from entering the country’s soft drinks supply market.

04 November 2022

Uruguay issues highest-ever fine following second AB InBev exclusivity probe

Uruguay’s competition watchdog has fined a subsidiary of AB InBev more than €4.8 million for abusing its dominance through exclusivity agreements in the Uruguayan beer market, five years after it was penalised for the same conduct.

03 November 2022

Tickets available for GCR Live: Antitrust in Pharmaceuticals

GCR Live: Antitrust in Pharmaceuticals is returning to New York in December, with panels discussing killer acquisitions, the diverging enforcement of pay-for-delay deals and the Inflation Reduction Act.

21 October 2022

EU secures Google Android win, but exclusivity analysis rebuked again

The EU’s General Court has largely upheld the European Commission’s Google Android decision but cut its €4.3 billion fine by over €200 million due to procedural and substantive errors relating to the enforcer’s exclusivity allegations.

14 September 2022

Waitrose removes anticompetitive clauses to resolve CMA concerns

Waitrose has agreed to remove unlawful clauses from leases that prevented competing supermarkets from opening new stores in certain locations, two years after the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority found a rival retailer breached the same order.

05 September 2022

States and Google quarrel over Meta pact

A Texas-led coalition of states has urged a New York federal court not to dismiss allegations that Google illegally agreed not to compete with Meta Platforms in a lucrative advertising market.

01 September 2022

SAMR fines Didi’s licensing partner for abuse of dominance

China’s competition watchdog has fined the exclusive licensing partner of embattled ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing Technology for abusing its dominance by forcing drivers seeking a transportation certificate to also purchase vehicle insurance.

15 August 2022

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