Work Area: Unilateral Conduct

China hits Alibaba with record fine

China’s competition watchdog has hit homegrown technology company Alibaba with a record-shattering €2.34 billion fine for forcing merchants to exclusively use the platform to distribute their products.

12 April 2021

Australian court halts Epic’s case against Apple

An Australian court has agreed to temporarily halt Epic Games’ allegations that Apple illegally maintains its monopoly over the distribution of applications and in-app payments on its mobile platform while nearly identical claims play out in US court.

09 April 2021

Microsoft faces £270 million standalone damages claim

A UK-based reseller of pre-owned Microsoft software is seeking at least £270 million from the technology company to account for damages that it claims it suffered as a result of Microsoft’s abuse of dominance.

08 April 2021

Indian enforcer clears IATA of abuse for second time

India’s competition watchdog has cleared the International Air Transport Association of claims that its implementation of a new cargo accounts settlement system violated abuse of dominance rules.

08 April 2021

Austrian enforcer settles predatory pricing probe into Merck

Austria's Federal Competition Authority has accepted commitments from pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp & Dohme's local subsidiary to stop charging predatory prices for a brain tumour drug.

06 April 2021

EU abandons film studio geo-blocking commitments

The European Commission has revoked the commitments it imposed on four Hollywood film studios and broadcaster Sky UK, in light of a judgment from the European Court of Justice that struck down similar commitments imposed on Paramount.

01 April 2021

Austrian court orders Peugeot to remedy abuse

An Austrian court has banned Peugeot from tying dealer compensation to certain sales requirements and from subsidising vehicle prices at its own sales outlets, ruling that the car manufacturer ran afoul of national and EU competition rules.

01 April 2021

India fines state-run board for anticompetitive liquor procurement

India’s competition watchdog has fined a state-run board for abusing its dominance by arbitrarily procuring alcoholic beverages and denying market access to members of an alcohol trade association.

31 March 2021

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