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Norway upholds record fine on Telenor

In a two-to-one decision, Norway’s competition tribunal has upheld a 788 million Norwegian kroner (€83.5 million) fine on telecoms company Telenor for abusing its dominant position in the country’s mobile telephone market.

Germany’s Facebook decision is flawed, says Jenny

Court of Justice confirms rigidity of procedural time limits

EU set to introduce online platform regulation

A song of Blizzard and Sunshine: The Tipline for 24 June 2019

Even without the Department of Justice in the room, the hearing on Friday on states’ challenge to T-Mobile/Sprint displayed a concentration of antitrust minds. The litigation in Manhattan federal court now features 14 state attorneys general and counsel from eight different law firms. Judge Victor Marrero noted that the proceedings pit opposing forces of nature against each other, as Keker & Van Nest partner Paula Blizzard argued for the state plaintiffs against defence counsel Steven Sunshine at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom. Sunshine said a settlement between the merging companies and the DOJ is imminent, and that all parties should be ready to go for a 7 October trial. Blizzard said the terms of that settlement – specifically whether the agency finds a need for fourth major competitor – could put the agreed-upon schedule in flux.

Congress should return to active role in antitrust, Cicilline says

Congress should play an active role in antitrust enforcement and competition policy, the chairman of the House of Representatives’ antitrust subcommittee said on Thursday.

The Aspen Italy decision: A "quick look" assessment leaves open questions

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom partner Ingrid Vandenborre and associate Stanislas de Villoutreys advise Aspen Pharmacare in relation to the ongoing proceeding of the European Commission that excludes Italy. In their commentary, they consider that the Aspen decision of Italy’s Competition Authority, upheld by the Regional Administrative Tribunal of Lazio’s judgment, has skipped the unfairness analysis set out by European Court of Justice in United Brands. The commentary is based on the Aspen decision and judgment as published.

Mundt: break up the market power of data

The Facebook case brought by Germany’s Federal Cartel Office is a first step to break up market power in the digital economy with a quasi-structural remedy for data, the head of the agency has said.

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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