Work Area: Unilateral Conduct

CCI raids Amazon and Flipkart sellers

The Competition Commission of India has raided the premises of several sellers on Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart in connection with ongoing investigations against the two major online retail platforms, GCR has confirmed.

29 April 2022

EU and Google set to square off at General Court once again in AdSense appeal

Google will argue before the EU’s General Court next week that the European Commission’s decision to fine it €1.49 billion for including anticompetitive clauses in its AdSense contracts is wrong in law, facts and economics.

29 April 2022

CMA helps extend Aspen’s EU commitments to UK following Brexit

Aspen has agreed that price reductions it offered the European Commission in 2019 to end an excessive pricing probe into certain cancer treatments should also apply to the UK’s National Health Service following the country’s exit from the EU.

28 April 2022

Japan weighs regulating Apple and Google following government study

A special digital markets unit within the Japanese government has suggested regulating Apple and Google to stimulate competition in the mobile ecosystem market after concluding that restrictions on third-party application stores and the pre-installation of apps give the companies a competitive advantage.

27 April 2022

COFECE fails in complaint to top court challenging controversial energy bill

Mexico’s Supreme Court has dismissed a complaint by the country’s competition authority against a controversial new law that would give the main state-owned electricity company greater power over the national energy market.

22 April 2022

Indian telecoms regulator raises common ownership concerns in media sector

India’s telecommunications regulator has said the establishment of a regulatory regime separate from existing competition law mechanisms may be necessary to preclude a single entity from becoming dominant through cross-media ownership.

20 April 2022

Germany accuses Deutsche Bahn of restricting access to data

Germany's largest railway operator breached the country's abuse of dominance rules by restricting rival online ticket sellers from accessing key rail transport data, the Federal Cartel Office has said in a statement of objections.

20 April 2022

Turkey calls for DMA-style digital regulation

The Turkish Competition Authority has asked the government to introduce specific antitrust rules for digital gatekeepers alongside a general code of conduct for online marketplaces to reduce asymmetry in bargaining power.

19 April 2022

UK court rejects Microsoft challenge to standalone abuse claim

Microsoft has failed to convince the High Court of England and Wales to diverge from the EU definition of an “undertaking” to throw out a standalone abuse of dominance claim against it.

14 April 2022

Ryanair loses bid to stay UK competition litigation

A UK court has refused Ryanair’s request to pause an online travel agent’s abuse of dominance claim against it, despite acknowledging there will be “very significant overlap” with ongoing proceedings in Ireland if both cases reach trial.

14 April 2022

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