Google has slammed the European Commission for failing to apply the correct legal standard in its Google Shopping decision, while the enforcer and its supporting interveners accused the company of obfuscating crucial facts on appeal.
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has unconditionally cleared Google’s acquisition of Looker Data Sciences.
The EU General Court should annul the European Commission’s Google Shopping decision because the enforcer excluded merchant platforms from its market definition, Google has argued.
Three former employees of Saks have sued the department store chain along with six luxury retailers, alleging that they entered into no-poach agreements that violated antitrust laws.
The Federal Trade Commission rarely loses its bids for preliminary injunctions to prevent deals from being consummated.
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.
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.
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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