Work Area: Unilateral Conduct

AG Pitruzzella clarifies excessive pricing test for music licensing

Copyright management companies may violate abuse of dominance rules by imposing flat-rate tariffs on music festival organisers wishing to use protected musical works, an advocate general at the EU Court of Justice has said.

16 July 2020

New Caledonia grants interim measures in telecoms dispute

New Caledonia’s antitrust watchdog has forced the territory’s incumbent telecommunications provider to open up its local network to a competitor seeking to establish international internet services.

15 July 2020

Swiss authority lifts watchmaker delivery obligation

Switzerland’s Competition Commission has lifted interim measures that required a Swatch subsidiary to supply customers with watch parts, finding that competitors have entered the market since the obligation was imposed.

15 July 2020

Aspen offers excessive-pricing commitments

Aspen has said it will reduce its prices for six cancer drugs in Europe by an average of 73%, as part of a commitment package seeking to end the EU antitrust watchdog’s first excessive-pricing investigation in the pharmaceutical sector.

14 July 2020

Qantas accused of predatory conduct despite covid-19 relief

A regional Australian airline has accused flagship carrier Qantas of flooding the route from Sydney to the nearby city of Orange with commercially unsustainable seat capacity to weaken competition.

07 July 2020

Mundt raises concerns over data access remedies

Requiring big technology companies to hand over or share data to remedy anticompetitive conduct could be hard to implement, the head of Germany’s antitrust enforcer has said.

06 July 2020

Google Shopping follow-on claim filed in Czech Republic

A comparison shopping service is seeking upwards of €15 million in antitrust damages from Google after filing a rare follow-on claim in a Czech court.

02 July 2020

Media diversity concerns rooted in precedent, experts say

Several antitrust experts have cast doubt on the idea that a platform’s “censorship” of certain political views could amount to a viable theory of harm.

01 July 2020

EFTA issues highest-ever competition fine

The European Free Trade Association's competition watchdog has fined Telenor €112 million for abusing its dominance in the wholesale mobile broadband market, but the telecommunications provider has vowed to fight the decision in court.

30 June 2020

Scraper fights back against Ryanair lawsuit

An Irish court is set to hear allegations that Ryanair’s attempt to block a Romanian company from scraping its data constitutes an abuse of the airline’s dominant position.

30 June 2020

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