Work Area: Unilateral Conduct

Israeli minister urges EU and US enforcers to help local importers

Israel’s Ministry of Finance has asked EU and US competition enforcers to help it crack down on parallel import restrictions and other anticompetitive practices imposed on Israeli importers, alleging such conduct is exacerbating the country’s cost of living crisis.

11 August 2022

Italy probes rail incumbent over exclusionary abuse

Italy’s Competition Authority has launched an investigation into the country’s largest rail operator after its only rival in the high-speed passenger transport services market alleged the operator abused its dominance to push competition out of the market.

11 August 2022

Korean telecoms regulator probes Apple, Google and local app store

Korea’s telecommunications regulator has launched an investigation into Google, Apple and One Store over the suspected violation of a law prohibiting application marketplaces from barring third-party payment providers.

11 August 2022

Turkey opens four antitrust probes in a week

Turkey’s antitrust watchdog has opened four separate antitrust investigations into six digital platforms and a pasta supplier, as local lawyers suggest the enforcer is bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic and shifting its focus away from merger control.

10 August 2022

Philippine startup accuses mobile incumbents of abusing their dominance

A disruptive new player in the Philippine mobile services market has accused the two incumbents of abusing their dominance by making it difficult for customers to interconnect with their services.

09 August 2022

UK court rebukes toy maker for disclosure failure in abuse case

A UK court has ordered a children’s toy manufacturer to pay legal costs for delaying a standalone abuse of dominance trial by two years after it failed to disclose nearly 800,000 documents.

04 August 2022

PGA Tour accused of monopolising professional golf

The PGA Tour has sought to illegally maintain its monopoly over elite golf events by suspending members that compete in rival tournaments, 11 golfers including Phil Mickelson have alleged.

04 August 2022

ACCC accepts commitments from Telstra to resolve 5G competition concerns

Telstra has committed to relinquishing certain radiocommunications sites for low band spectrum after Australia’s competition watchdog raised concerns that the mobile service provider was trying to undermine its rival Optus’ plans to roll out a nationwide 5G network.

03 August 2022

Indian tribunal: WhatsApp privacy update was not an abuse of dominance

India’s specialist competition tribunal has held that WhatsApp did not abuse its dominance by introducing a new privacy policy in 2016 since it allowed users to opt-out of sharing their data with its parent company Facebook.

03 August 2022

Visa and Mastercard hit with interim measures in LatAm fintech probe

Colombia’s antitrust enforcer has joined a Chilean court in ordering Visa and Mastercard to stop threatening sanctions on banks that use rival transaction processing services to simplify international payments and save on hefty fees.

01 August 2022

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