Work Area: Unilateral Conduct

Former Mexican telecoms chief accuses Apple and Google of leveraging market power

The former head of Mexico’s predecessor telecommunications authority has filed a complaint against Apple and Google with the country’s current regulator after the national antitrust enforcer rejected his same allegations.

12 September 2022

EU takes over Portuguese Google ad tech probe

The Portuguese Competition Authority has handed over a previously undisclosed investigation into Google to the European Commission after the authorities agreed that it overlaps with an EU probe launched into the same conduct last June.

12 September 2022

Heineken should face damages claim from Greek brewery in Dutch courts, local AG says

Heineken’s Greek subsidiary should have foreseen that it could be sued in the jurisdiction where its parent company is based when it infringed competition rules in Greece, an advocate-general at the Supreme Court of the Netherlands has said.

07 September 2022

Lufthansa challenges abuse of dominance decision

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has ordered Lufthansa to indefinitely continue its long-standing cooperation agreement with rival Condor, suggesting that the flag carrier’s feeder flights amount to an essential facility.

02 September 2022

Philippines launches abuse probe into major telecoms providers

The Philippine Competition Commission is investigating accusations that the country’s two biggest mobile service providers abused their dominance by making it difficult for customers to connect with a new market entrant.

31 August 2022

Swiss enforcer lifts interim measures on Mastercard

Switzerland’s Competition Commission has lifted interim measures it imposed on Mastercard in an abuse of dominance probe after a local court suspended them for being disproportionate and unnecessary.

26 August 2022

New Zealand threatens price regulation if supermarkets don’t open up wholesale arms

New Zealand’s government has ordered the country’s supermarket duopolists to voluntarily provide rivals with fair access to their wholesale products or face price regulation.

26 August 2022

CCI allowed to resume probe into Intel over warranty policy

The Karnataka High Court has dismissed Intel’s appeal against an abuse of dominance investigation into its warranty policy.

24 August 2022

Sony faces £5 billion competition class action in the UK

A consumer rights advocate is seeking up to £5 billion in damages from Sony on behalf of nine million consumers that allegedly overpaid for digital games or in-game content when making purchases from the PlayStation Store.

22 August 2022

Indian technology company accuses Google of “monopolistic practices”

An Indian technology company has slammed Google for allegedly reneging on a promise to help develop the country’s small businesses community and instead engage in monopolistic conduct through a data policy change.

19 August 2022

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