Topic: Interim relief

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

Korean court grants Google’s injunction request to postpone corrective order

The Seoul High Court has reportedly granted Google’s request to suspend a corrective order imposed by the country’s antitrust watchdog banning certain restrictive agreements imposed on smartphone manufacturers but upheld the enforcer’s €168 million abuse of dominance fine.

03 March 2022

Canadian enforcer can seek emergency pause to mergers, appellate court says

A Canadian appeals court has ruled that the country’s antitrust enforcer can obtain a form of “interim interim” relief to temporarily halt a transaction while it awaits a hearing to decide if it can prevent the companies from going ahead with their deal pending the outcome of its challenge.

14 February 2022

CMA fines sportswear retailers for breaching interim order

The UK’s competition watchdog has fined JD Sports and Footasylum £4.7 million for violating an interim order that prohibited the businesses from exchanging commercially sensitive information while the enforcer conducted its second in-depth probe into their completed merger.

14 February 2022

EU hits Illumina/Grail with interim measures

The European Commission has ordered Illumina and Grail to keep their businesses separate to prevent “irreparable” damage to competition after the companies completed their deal in the middle of the enforcer’s in-depth review.

29 October 2021

EU threatens to impose interim injunction on Illumina/Grail deal

The European Commission plans to impose interim measures on Illumina and Grail to keep their businesses separate after the companies’ “unprecedented” decision to close their deal during the enforcer’s Phase II probe.

21 September 2021

Canadian tribunal dismisses enforcer’s request to temporarily unwind deal

Canada’s Competition Tribunal has dismissed an interim measures request from the country’s antitrust authority to unwind a merger between two industrial waste disposal companies, finding the agency failed to adequately quantify the anticompetitive harm arising from the deal.

25 August 2021

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