A Paris court has suspended the first antitrust fine ever issued by French Polynesia’s Competition Authority, over concerns the enforcer’s president interfered in the investigation that led to the penalty.
France’s president has asked national and EU competition enforcers to investigate Google for skirting a new regulation that grants heightened protection to online news publishers.
The European Commission has used interim measures for the first time in almost two decades, ordering Broadcom to stop imposing exclusivity and quasi-exclusivity requirements on purchasers of its chipsets.
The president of the Ohio state senate wonders why common carrier rules have not been applied to technology platforms, while the chair of the senate’s judiciary committee questions the effect that regulation could have on antitrust liability.
We’re at the Rayburn office building this morning for the House of Representatives’ hearing on the role of data and privacy in competition – the third in a series of hearings organised by the House Judiciary Committee regarding online platforms and market power. Look out for our coverage in the briefing from London, as the USA briefing is taking an autumn holiday week. It is merely by the greatest coincidence that this happens at the same time the Washington Nationals are playing in the World Series.
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.
The head of the Netherlands’ antitrust enforcer has called for competition authorities to give more guidance to companies in the digital economy.
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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