Topic: Refusal to supply

Saudi Arabia fines feed company for restricting supply

Saudi Arabia’s competition authority has ordered a feed supplier to pay a €2.4 million fine after finding it abused its dominant position by controlling the supply of bran.

02 August 2023

Roofing-cartel victim drops follow-on damages claim against suppliers

A roofing supply broker has withdrawn its follow-on damages claim against two of the UK’s largest suppliers of rolled lead, whose two-year price-fixing and market-sharing cartel forced it into bankruptcy in 2017.

24 July 2023

Google urges South African tribunal to reject interim measures request

Google has warned South Africa’s Competition Tribunal that an interim measures request from a gambling business to restore access to the former’s advertising services would result in the technology company violating betting regulations.

19 July 2023

Germany probes Vodafone for allegedly impeding nascent competitor

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office is investigating if Vodafone and its tower company subsidiary delayed a nascent rival’s access to network antennas in an attempt to block its entry into the domestic telecommunications market.

02 June 2023

Shell JV does not have to face cartel damages claim, Dutch court rules

A Dutch court has ruled that a Shell joint venture in Brazil does not have to face an antitrust damages claim seeking to hold the company liable for its involvement in a fuel storage cartel, after the claimant failed to establish jurisdiction.

18 May 2023

EU opens in-depth abuse probe into Spanish railway incumbent

The European Commission is investigating if Spain’s state-owned railway operator abused its dominance by refusing to supply necessary real-time data to rival ticketing platforms.

28 April 2023

South African chatbot seeks permission to intervene in Meta abuse hearing

A government chatbot service has asked the Competition Tribunal of South Africa for permission to intervene in the national competition authority’s referral seeking maximum fines against Meta for allegedly blocking the online chatbot from using WhatsApp.

18 April 2023

Bulgaria hits Lukoil with second record fine

Bulgaria’s antitrust watchdog has issued its highest-ever antitrust fine of almost €100 million to Lukoil for abusing its dominance in the motor fuel storage market, less than two months after hitting the Russian company with a then-record penalty.

06 April 2023

Sweden ends railway abuse probe without infringement finding

The Swedish Competition Authority has closed its investigation into a state-owned railway logistics company for allegedly excluding a competitor from accessing its shunting services, finding a new initiative launched by the transport authority renders the probe unnecessary.

30 March 2023

Austrian court dismisses dawn raid challenge

Austria’s Higher Cartel Court has rejected a group of wood pellet companies’ claims that the country’s antitrust enforcer illegally raided them, as anonymous reports of price-fixing and consumer complaints of price increases are “credible” grounds to suspect an infringement.

16 February 2023

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