Work Area: Unilateral Conduct

Germany launches Amazon and Apple probe

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has launched an investigation into Amazon and Apple over suspicions that the companies entered into an agreement that prevented third-party retailers from selling Apple’s products on Amazon Marketplace.

29 October 2020

EU court orders virtual data room in Facebook probes

The EU General Court has set restrictions on the information that the European Commission can access as it investigates Facebook’s online marketplace and data practices in two separate probes.

29 October 2020

France urged to impose interim measures on Apple

A group of online advertising trade bodies has asked France’s Competition Authority to find that Apple’s new app store consent pop-up is anticompetitive.

29 October 2020

Italian enforcer launches Google online advertising probe

Italy’s Competition Authority has raided Google’s Italian office over allegations the tech company abused its dominance in the online display advertising market by preventing rivals from accessing user data.

28 October 2020

France rejects Sony commitments and reopens abuse probe

France’s Competition Authority has rejected Sony’s commitments to make its licensing policy for PlayStation 4 controllers more transparent and non-discriminatory, finding that the proposal does not allay its competition concerns.

27 October 2020

Kenyan court dismisses lawsuit against competition enforcer

A Kenyan court has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that the country’s competition authority failed to tackle the dominance of Kenya Power while rejecting a request to break up the incumbent electricity company.

26 October 2020

Google’s long-running battle with antitrust enforcers

The Department of Justice may have just filed its monopoly maintenance lawsuit against Google, but its examination of the company comes after more than a decade of antitrust scrutiny on either side of the Atlantic.

26 October 2020

Korean antitrust boss says Google harmed competition

The chair of Korea’s antitrust watchdog has reportedly accused Google of distorting competition in the mobile applications market and revealed the agency will aim to complete one of two ongoing probes into the company this year.

23 October 2020

CADE settles with bank over alleged fintech app abuse

Bradesco, one of Brazil’s biggest banks, has agreed to pay a €3.6 million fine and committed to sharing customer data with a financial technology app to end an abuse of dominance investigation.

14 October 2020

Spain targets dog association in abuse probe

Spain’s competition enforcer is investigating the country’s main dog association for allegedly blocking rivals from certifying purebred dogs and organising competing events.

14 October 2020

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