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ACCC says rail company shut down business based on deal

ACCC says rail company shut down business based on deal

19 July 2018

Australia’s competition authority has taken two rail companies to court for allegedly reaching an “understanding” to stop competing once Aurizon sold part of its freight transport business to Pacific National and shut down the rest.

Malaysia goes after Dagang Net

Malaysia goes after Dagang Net

19 July 2018

Malaysia’s competition watchdog has provisionally found that the country’s sole online customs communication platform abused its dominance by using exclusivity clauses with its partners and refusing to supply its mailbox software to non-partners.

Simons weighs in on Android, Amex and more authority

Simons weighs in on Android, Amex and more authority

GCR USA - 19 July 2018

The Federal Trade Commission will take a close look at the European Commission’s finding that Google abused its power in the market for mobile device operating systems, chairman Joseph Simons has said.

FTC’s witness admits prosthetic deal hasn’t hurt

FTC’s witness admits prosthetic deal hasn’t hurt

GCR USA - 19 July 2018

On the first day of witness testimony in the Federal Trade Commission’s challenge to a consummated merger of two prosthetics makers, a prosthetic care expert testified that the deal has not affected his clinic’s business, patients or prices.

DOJ wants speedy AT&T appeal: The Tipline for 19 July 2018

GCR USA - 19 July 2018

The Department of Justice’s antitrust division has filed an unopposed request with the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to expedite its appeal of a lower court’s decision to allow AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner. The government wants to submit its opening brief on 6 August. For now, we have a full briefing that includes a lot of material from Federal Trade Commission chair Joseph Simons and the other commissioners, all of whom testified on Capitol Hill yesterday.

Google ordered to stop using Android to protect search dominance

Google ordered to stop using Android to protect search dominance

18 July 2018

The European Commission has fined Google a record-breaking €4.3 billion for imposing restrictions on Android device makers and mobile network operators, and given the technology company 90 days to cease its conduct or face the prospect of further fines.

Strange & Butler adds second London antitrust partner

Strange & Butler adds second London antitrust partner

18 July 2018

US-based claimant firm Strange & Butler has continued its European expansion with the hire of Lauma Skruzmane, previously a counsel at Boies Schiller Flexner and senior associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

CMA calls for pension scheme reforms

CMA calls for pension scheme reforms

18 July 2018

A report by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority contains provisional findings from its investment consultancy and fiduciary management sector inquiry, which suggests mandating that pension trustees tender for the job of fiduciary manager before acquiring one.

General Court strikes shrimping cartel fine

General Court strikes shrimping cartel fine

18 July 2018

The EU General Court has annulled the antitrust fine that the European Commission imposed on Stührk Delikatessen in 2013, as the court on its own initiative raised the issue of inadequate reasoning for different discounts on penalties.

Senior Republican: market power could facilitate discriminatory content filtering

Senior Republican: market power could facilitate discriminatory content filtering

GCR USA - 18 July 2018

The head of the House of Representatives judiciary committee has suggested that market power allows social media giants such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to filter their content without the fear of losing customers.