Topic: Self-preferencing

EU reveals first DMA gatekeeper designations

Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, ByteDance, Meta and Microsoft have six months to ensure their core platform services comply with the Digital Markets Act now that the European Commission has designated them as gatekeepers under its new regime.

06 September 2023

Switzerland sanctions landfill for offering shareholders lower prices

A landfill in Switzerland is facing a €1 million fine from the Competition Commission of Switzerland for abusing its dominant position in a local waste disposal market by offering lower prices to its shareholders and briefly refusing to serve non-shareholders.

29 August 2023

Turkey sanctions e-commerce platform €2 million for algorithm manipulation

Turkey’s largest online retail platform will appeal against a €2 million fine from the country’s competition enforcer for allegedly manipulating algorithms to favour its own brands.

27 July 2023

CAT opts for separate carriage and certification hearing despite Amazon concerns

Two parallel class actions claiming Amazon overcharged UK customers that used its “Buy Box” feature will need to resolve their carriage dispute before one of them can be certified, the president of the Competition Appeal Tribunal has ruled.

28 June 2023

Second Amazon “Buy Box” class action filed at CAT

Amazon will have to fight off another proposed class action claim before the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal, after a consumer advocate filed a £1 billion damages action accusing the company of breaching abuse of dominance rules by unfairly promoting its own products.

22 June 2023

Turkish agency continues Google scrutiny with another adtech probe

Turkey’s Competition Authority has opened another investigation into Google’s online advertising practices, less than a week after the EU sent the company a statement of objections threatening to break up its adtech business.

19 June 2023

CAT to hear first-ever standalone carriage dispute in parallel Google claims

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has agreed to decide which of two proposed class representatives seeking up to €25 billion in damages from Google is best placed to proceed with their claim ahead of a full certification hearing.

30 May 2023

CAT urged to split hearings on carriage and certification in parallel Google claims

Two proposed class representatives seeking up to €25 billion in damages from Google have urged the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal to decide which claim is best placed to proceed ahead of a full certification hearing, thereby taking a different approach to that adopted – and criticised – in the Forex carriage dispute.

19 May 2023

Turkish market study suggests more updates to antitrust rules

Turkey’s antitrust watchdog has suggested additional amendments to the country’s competition law after a sectoral study found Meta and Google could be harming competition for online advertising.

12 April 2023

Austria examines food delivery platforms in new sector inquiry

Austria’s antitrust watchdog has launched an inquiry into the online food delivery sector, warning that Uber Eats’ exit from the country four years ago created a highly-concentrated domestic market that warrants closer scrutiny.

15 March 2023

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