Work Area: Unilateral Conduct

India’s largest e-payment service joins fight against Google

Softbank-backed digital payment company Paytm has suggested that Google abused its dominance by temporarily removing it from the Google Play Store and forcing Paytm to remove an offering to get re-listed.

22 September 2020

Mundt: fines against large digital companies are ineffective

Fines do not work as an effective remedy to unilateral conduct in the digital economy, the president of Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has said.

16 September 2020

EU and US enforcers clash on digital regulation

Margrethe Vestager has defended the EU’s proposed digital platform regulation, as the heads of both US antitrust agencies pushed back against the idea of imposing similar rules on some of the world’s biggest tech platforms.

14 September 2020

India throws out abuse complaint against Amazon

India’s competition watchdog has held that Amazon is not dominant in the country's online fashion retail market.

14 September 2020

Amazon offers remedies to end JFTC probe

Japan’s Fair Trade Commission has dropped a probe into Amazon after the company promised to pay back nearly €16 million to approximately 1,400 suppliers who it forced to shoulder the costs of product discounts.

11 September 2020

UK court stays abuse claim against Royal Mail

A UK judge has paused a sexually-transmitted disease testing company’s standalone abuse of dominance claim against Royal Mail to give the companies an opportunity to settle after issuing an interim injunction in favour of the claimant.

11 September 2020

France hits Roche and Novartis with €444 million fine

France’s Competition Authority has fined Roche, Novartis and Genentech a total of €444 million for abusing their collective dominance by preventing the entry of a cheaper eye treatment drug into the French market.

09 September 2020

General Court president outlines antitrust case challenges

Reforms at the EU’s General Court have halved the average length of cases, but it is still unrealistic to expect judges to rule on complex competition law issues in less than 24 months, the court’s president has said.

09 September 2020

EU advocate general urges limited use of ‘refusal to access’ framework

The concept of an “implicit refusal to grant access” under EU abuse of dominance rules should be disregarded by competition authorities and courts, an advocate general at the EU Court of Justice has argued in an opinion on the Deutsche Telekom abuse of dominance case.

09 September 2020

Australia probes app stores

Australia’s competition watchdog has launched an investigation into mobile applications stores and will examine the extent of competition between Google and Apple in the market.

09 September 2020

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