Work Area: Unilateral Conduct

Texas and Google squabble over leaks

The state of Texas and Google argued on Thursday over appropriate remedies for addressing an apparent leak to the press of an unredacted copy of 10 states’ monopolisation lawsuit against the technology company.

05 February 2021

Korea accepts Apple’s investment promise to end abuse probe

Korea’s competition watchdog has accepted Apple’s third commitment offer to invest €74.5 million in support programmes to benefit small businesses and consumers, in return for closing an abuse of superior bargaining position investigation.

04 February 2021

Klobuchar introduces comprehensive antitrust legislation

Senator Amy Klobuchar has introduced sweeping legislation that would make it easier for plaintiffs to challenge mergers and anticompetitive conduct, overhaul the budgets of the US antitrust agencies and empower them to issue civil fines.

04 February 2021

Latvia fines rail operator for abuse

The Competition Council of Latvia has fined LDZ Cargo €5.7 million for abusing its dominance in the rail freight transport market, although the company plans to appeal against the penalty.

03 February 2021

JFTC cancels cease and desist order following procedural complaint

Japan’s competition watchdog has walked back a cease and desist order it imposed on a supermarket chain after the Tokyo High Court raised due process concerns about its decision to censure the company for abusing its superior bargaining position.

03 February 2021

ByteDance sues Tencent in China

The owner of social networking platform TikTok has reportedly sued Tencent in Beijing court for allegedly blocking access to content from Douyin, which is the local version of the popular video-sharing app.

03 February 2021

CMA would have used new powers for Google probe, Coscelli says

The UK's competition authority would have ideally opened its abuse of dominance investigation into Google using newly proposed regulatory powers for tackling the market power of major digital platforms, its chief executive has said.

02 February 2021

SAMR fines pharma company for refusal to deal

China’s competition watchdog has fined a drugmaker nearly €13 million for refusing to supply an active pharmaceutical ingredient to downstream companies.

02 February 2021

Indian enforcer axes Google Meet complaint

India’s competition watchdog has thrown out a complaint alleging that Google abused its dominance by integrating a video-conferencing product into its widely-used email service.

01 February 2021

Sports associations cannot ban athletes from rival leagues, German court rules

A German appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling that the German Wrestling Association cannot ban its members from participating in competitions organised by a rival league.

29 January 2021

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