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Study reveals leniency applications have not dropped

Study reveals leniency applications have not dropped

17 October 2018

A survey on immunity and leniency applications presented to the International Competition Network’s cartel workshop in Tel-Aviv yesterday has revealed that the majority of competition experts surveyed did not experience a drop in leniency applications in the past five years.

Google introduces licence fee for Play Store

Google introduces licence fee for Play Store

17 October 2018

Google will start charging smartphone manufacturers for access to its app store, as it looks to comply with the European Commission’s findings that it imposed anticompetitive restrictions on Android device makers.

Spanish firm hires renowned academic for trucks cartel claim

Spanish firm hires renowned academic for trucks cartel claim

17 October 2018

Caamaño Concheiro and Seoane has recruited Francisco Marcos, a professor at IE Law School in Madrid, as an academic consultant to advise on damages claims following-on from the European Commission’s trucks cartel decision.

Brazil fines Unilever for freezing out competitors

Brazil fines Unilever for freezing out competitors

17 October 2018

Brazil’s antitrust enforcer has fined Unilever for imposing exclusivity and rebates schemes on local retailers in the ice cream market – but let off Nestlé on the same conduct due to its lack of a dominant position.

Forex counsel defend traders with “fix poker”

Forex counsel defend traders with “fix poker”

GCR USA - 17 October 2018

Counsel to three former UK traders on trial for coordinating foreign currency exchange bids have claimed that the bankers maintained their competitive independence by providing false information to each other during the alleged collusion.

FTC begins trial against alleged group boycott

FTC begins trial against alleged group boycott

GCR USA - 17 October 2018

Federal Trade Commission lawyers argued yesterday that three dental product distributors conspired to refuse discounts to group buyers in violation of US antitrust law, while the defendant companies either denied a boycott or said the refusal was business as usual.

Getting a mile high: The Tipline for 17 October 2018

GCR USA - 17 October 2018

The National Association of Attorneys General today kicks off its antitrust seminar in Denver, which runs through to Friday. The association promises to leave time at the end of each day for litigation meetings, so companies under investigation by state attorneys general might want to keep an eye out. Meanwhile, we have coverage of opening arguments in the Federal Trade Commission’s proceedings against dental suppliers who already have settled with the Texas attorney general. We also report on the “fix poker” defence used against allegations of criminal collusion among foreign exchange traders; and of the latest discussions at the FTC’s hearings on competition and consumer protection.

UK sets out key issues in Sainsbury’s / Asda review

UK sets out key issues in Sainsbury’s / Asda review

16 October 2018

The UK’s antitrust enforcer has revealed the scope of its Phase II investigation into the proposed Sainsbury’s / Asda deal, focusing on online and in-store purchases as well as buyer power.

UK air cargo claims approach settlement

UK air cargo claims approach settlement

16 October 2018

Claimants in the UK air cargo damages litigation are close to settling with British Airways, as a Court of Appeal judge accused the parties of wasting time.

Germany investigates football broadcast rights

Germany investigates football broadcast rights

16 October 2018

Germany’s competition authority is examining the legality of an agreement between Sky Deutschland and Perform – the operator of the DAZN streaming service – dividing Champions League football broadcast rights between the two companies.