Work Area: Unilateral Conduct

India’s largest delivery platform cleared of price-fixing

India’s competition authority has concluded that Swiggy – the country’s largest food delivery platform – did not abuse its dominance by setting artificially high prices for takeaway meals.

24 June 2020

German court reinstates interim Facebook decision

Germany’s highest court has handed a major win to the country’s antitrust enforcer, ruling that Facebook must temporarily stop combining German users’ data on its platform with that gathered from its other services and third-party sites.

23 June 2020

Vestager lays out plans for big tech in post-coronavirus world

The EU’s competition commissioner says her agency is ready to discuss with lawmakers how it can make better use of rebuttable presumptions to maintain competition in markets dominated by large technology companies.

23 June 2020

Intel and Apple patent aggregator suit lacks specificity, judge says

A California federal judge appears inclined to dismiss Intel and Apple’s lawsuit accusing an investment firm of violating federal antitrust law through its aggregation of a massive portfolio of patents for high-tech consumer products.

22 June 2020

Visa and Mastercard lose interchange fee battle

The UK’s Supreme Court has confirmed that Visa and Mastercard’s interchange fees violated EU competition law, exposing both companies to more than €1 billion in potential damages claims.

17 June 2020

EU launches twin Apple probes

The European Commission has opened a pair of antitrust investigations into Apple, examining the rules and restrictions that the company imposes on users of its App Store and Apple Pay.

16 June 2020

New Zealand looks to overhaul abuse of dominance provisions

Competition lawyers in New Zealand have voiced concerns about a government proposal to reform the country’s abuse of dominance test, arguing it will create uncertainty and make it difficult for businesses to self-assess.

12 June 2020

Norway accepts remedies in abuse case for first time

Norway’s Competition Authority has accepted commitments in a conduct case for the first time in its history – closing a three-year abuse of dominance investigation into the country’s largest brewery.

11 June 2020

De Silva: ‘Big tech’ label may hinder enforcement

Competition authorities must “embrace the complexity” of different digital markets if they are to properly devise new enforcement tools to tackle harm in the online economy, the president of France’s Competition Authority has said.

11 June 2020

Polynesian authority president faces dismissal over bias claims

A board member at French Polynesia’s Competition Authority is attempting to oust its president, days after a French court ruled that parties can challenge the enforcer’s impartiality in court.

10 June 2020

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