Poste Italiane must pay €20 million for operating a “complex” exclusionary strategy that included squeezing competitors’ margins and offering loyalty rebates to customers, Italy’s Competition Authority has said.
Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service has accused Novartis of abusing its dominant position after the Swiss drugmaker hiked the price of a cancer drug by 35%.
Sweden’s Patent and Market Court has refused to fine Nasdaq after finding its trading platform has a dominant position on the Swedish, Danish and Finnish trading services market – but ruling that the company’s decision to bar a close competitor from using a crucial data trading centre was not abusive.
The Federal Trade Commission is investigating global semiconductor company Broadcom, reportedly for an antitrust violation by forcing customers to purchase a certain percentage of its product and limiting other customers’ product access.
Former Federal Trade Commission chairwoman Edith Ramirez has said that there is currently a lot of uncertainty about US antitrust enforcement, but several pending cases will determine its direction.
Timothy McIver, Anne-Mette Heemsoth and Megan MacDonald at Debevoise & Plimpton in London explore the recent spike in excessive-pricing cases involving the pharmaceutical sector.
A panel of experts, including former US Department of Justice acting antitrust head Renata Hesse, have lamented the development of unilateral conduct cases in Europe, and voiced concerns that the European Commission may be motivated by politics and public relations. Sonya Lalli in Washington, DC
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.
Claudio Donato Monge and Marco López Volio
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Paloma Alcántara and Fernando Carreño
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