Topic: Interim relief

South African tribunal grants interim measures in banking probe

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has ordered some of the country’s biggest banks to reopen and refrain from closing accounts with a black-owned business after the latter accused the financial institutions of collusion and abuse of dominance.

22 September 2022

Swiss enforcer lifts interim measures on Mastercard

Switzerland’s Competition Commission has lifted interim measures it imposed on Mastercard in an abuse of dominance probe after a local court suspended them for being disproportionate and unnecessary.

26 August 2022

Visa and Mastercard hit with interim measures in LatAm fintech probe

Colombia’s antitrust enforcer has joined a Chilean court in ordering Visa and Mastercard to stop threatening sanctions on banks that use rival transaction processing services to simplify international payments and save on hefty fees.

01 August 2022

Jordan set to introduce interim measure powers for antitrust cases

The Jordanian government has proposed amending the country’s competition law to expand abuse of dominance rules and allow national courts to issue interim injunctions in antitrust cases.

20 July 2022

South African tribunal rejects TV broadcaster’s interim relief request

South Africa’s specialist competition tribunal has refused to order television broadcaster MultiChoice to temporarily continue showing a rival’s channels on its TV platform, ruling that the complainant failed to establish any unlawful refusal to supply.

08 July 2022

Polish court upholds approval of controversial media deal

Poland’s specialist competition court has dismissed an appeal against the antitrust authority’s approval of PKN Orlen’s acquisition of a newspaper publisher on media plurality grounds, ruling that merger control rules do not safeguard freedom of speech.

08 June 2022

Sweden hits Nasdaq with rare interim injunction in abuse of dominance probe

Sweden’s Competition Authority has banned Nasdaq from trading certain shares listed on a rival marketplace until the enforcer concludes an abuse of dominance probe into the company.

06 June 2022

Padel league claims rivals are trying to oust it from market

The World Padel Tour has responded to an EU competition complaint challenging its purportedly unlawful exclusivity requirements with a lawsuit alleging that the world padel governing body and players’ association are trying to push it out of the market in favour of their own rival league.

31 May 2022

Rogers and Shaw agree to suspend tie-up

Canada’s first and fourth-largest mobile network operators have deferred to a preliminary injunction request from the country’s competition enforcer that stops them from closing any part of their €19 billion tie-up until the authority’s challenge to the deal is resolved.

31 May 2022

Argentinian court rejects request to suspend remedies in Disney/Fox

An Argentinian appellate court has dismissed a request by The Walt Disney Company to suspend behavioural conditions imposed by the country’s competition authority on its $71.3 billion purchase of 21st Century Fox as there is no legal cause to impose such an injunction.

30 May 2022

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