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.
Austrian furniture retailer XXXLutz will no longer request retroactive discounts from suppliers of a rival retailer it acquired last year, following a warning from Germany’s antitrust enforcer that the conduct constituted an abuse of its market dominance.
The American Bar Association’s antitrust and international sections have warned the European Commission that any regulation of online platforms may fail to keep up with the market.
A federal judge has granted CDK Global’s and Reynolds and Reynolds’ request to delay discovery in their antitrust battle to block Authenticom from accessing car dealearships' data management systems.
The Supreme Court has agreed with the Department of Justice that the court should address whether US courts should assume that a foreign government’s characterisation of its laws is correct.
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.
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