The EU’s General Court has reduced Servier’s pay-for-delay fine by more than a third, because the European Commission incorrectly defined the relevant market in claiming an abuse of dominance.
The Austrian Retail Association has filed a complaint against Amazon with the country’s competition watchdog, alleging that the company’s dual role as marketplace and retailer violates antitrust laws.
Israel’s Antitrust Authority has for the first time initiated criminal proceedings against a company and its director for withholding information that the enforcer requested in its investigation into the company’s alleged abuse of dominance.
Federal appellate judges asked the Federal Trade Commission to identify the imminent threat – required to grant a permanent injunction – posed by Shire ViroPharma’s alleged abuse of the citizen petitioning process, during oral arguments on Tuesday.
During oral arguments on Tuesday, a federal appellate court tried to evaluate the discretion of both the judge who sanctioned a Plantronics executive for deleting emails and the jury that found the company had not violated antitrust law.
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.
Criticism of the speed of the European Commission’s Google Shopping and Android probes is somewhat unjust, and using interim measures in those cases might have risked slowing down the final outcomes, a senior official at the EU enforcer has said.
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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