Unilateral Conduct

Google to appeal against Turkey’s Shopping decision

Google will appeal against a decision by Turkey’s Competition Authority to fine the technology company and force it to remove its Shopping product boxes from the top of its search results.

Google “banished” the online comparison-shopping market, claim Foundem and Kelkoo

CMA clears Google/Looker

Google challenges market definition in Shopping

Ex-Saks workers sue over no-poach agreements

Three former employees of Saks have sued the department store chain along with six luxury retailers, alleging that they entered into no-poach agreements that violated antitrust laws.

Litigators of the week: Freshfields and Dechert defeat FTC

The Federal Trade Commission rarely loses its bids for preliminary injunctions to prevent deals from being consummated.  

Where to draw the line? Exploring the bounds of CCI’s protective net

Khaitan & Co partner Anisha Chand and senior associate Soham Banerjee explore jurisdictional boundaries and the interplay between the Competition Act, 2002 and the Consumer Protection Act, 1986. While some contractual disputes ostensibly can be addressed by both laws, Chand and Banerjee identify the appropriate forum depending on the nature and scope of the dispute to ensure no overstepping of the legislative mandates. In this light, they have done a deep dive into the Competition Commission of India’s order in the Esaote case to assess whether such jurisdictional trespass has occurred and whether the case can be seen as a precedent to hold dominant companies accountable under the Competition Act, 2002 for a breach of contractual terms.

DG Comp top economist: zero-price can be special and efficiencies credible

The new chief competition economist at the European Commission has predicted that the commission will offer additional theories of harm about data, but will be open to hearing efficiencies claims for mergers.

Hausfeld gets a GRIP on Google lawsuits

Plaintiff’s side law firm Hausfeld has teamed up with a public affairs consultancy to set up the Google Redress & Integrity Platform (GRIP), which aims to attract potential clients seeking redress against the technology company over its allegedly anti-competitive practices.


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