Unilateral Conduct

French enforcer expands scope of television advertising market definition

France’s Competition Authority has fundamentally altered how it will define the country’s television advertising market in future, after dropping an abuse of dominance probe into the operator of the country’s most popular tv channel.

Unwired Planet/Huawei will go to UK Supreme Court

Brazil issues chargesheet against banks in fintech probe

JFTC hones digital platform probe

Unwanted legacies: The Tipline for 26 April 2019

It’s been a year since the Department of Justice announced its mission to eliminate outdated antitrust legacy judgments. We spoke with DOJ officials and former agency lawyers about the status of the initiative and whether the labour-intensive process to terminate these consent decrees is an appropriate use of the government's resources.

Spring cleaning: a year into the DOJ’s review of old judgments

One year has passed since the Department of Justice’s antitrust division formally began reviewing almost 1,300 legacy antitrust judgments to determine if they still protect competition.

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.

Apple complaint indicates wider problem, Spotify boss says

A day after filing an antitrust complaint against Apple with the European Commission, Spotify’s chief executive has warned that the traditional means of defining dominance may no longer be accurate and called for new principles governing platforms that also compete downstream.

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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