Unilateral Conduct

Bruce faces interim measures in Sweden

Sweden’s Competition Authority has imposed interim measures against a fitness aggregator, forcing the company to remove exclusivity clauses in its contracts with training facility owners while the enforcer conducts its investigation.

UK court extends Network Rail's stay on injunction

Swedish court rejects abuse claim from telecom tender

Spain probes postal operator’s rebates

Co-conspirator evidence helped DOJ convict tuna exec

Criminal antitrust trials are never easy, but the extent of conspirator evidence against the former chief executive of Bumble Bee helped the Department of Justice to secure a conviction, cartel experts have said. 

Antitrust observers raise doubts about Warren proposal

Lawyers and economists who worked at the federal antitrust agencies during Republican administrations have been scathing toward Senator Elizabeth Warren’s draft antitrust legislation, while experts on the left also disagree with some aspects of the bill.

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.

Companies need more guidance on digital economy, Dutch enforcer says

The head of the Netherlands’ antitrust enforcer has called for competition authorities to give more guidance to companies in the digital economy.

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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