Unilateral Conduct

South African tribunal orders enforcer to remedy Computicket complaint

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has ordered the country’s antitrust enforcer to “cure the defects” in an abuse of dominance complaint against Computicket and its parent company Shoprite Checkers.

Vietnam issues long-awaited competition law guidance

Dutch enforcer secures access to coronavirus testing formula

Coronavirus round-up: Brazilian enforcer criticises government proposals

DOJ loses bid to block Sabre/Farelogix

The Department of Justice has failed to establish that Sabre’s acquisition of Farelogix will substantially lessen competition, a Delaware federal court has ruled. 

FTC requires bionic elbow divestiture to preserve future competition

Prosthetic limb maker Össur must divest rival College Park Industries’ bionic elbow business to resolve concerns that a merger between the two companies would harm competition, the Federal Trade Commission has held.

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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