Work Area: Unilateral Conduct

Indian enforcer clears IATA of abuse for second time

India’s competition watchdog has cleared the International Air Transport Association of claims that its implementation of a new cargo accounts settlement system violated abuse of dominance rules.

08 April 2021

Austrian enforcer settles predatory pricing probe into Merck

Austria's Federal Competition Authority has accepted commitments from pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp & Dohme's local subsidiary to stop charging predatory prices for a brain tumour drug.

06 April 2021

EU abandons film studio geo-blocking commitments

The European Commission has revoked the commitments it imposed on four Hollywood film studios and broadcaster Sky UK, in light of a judgment from the European Court of Justice that struck down similar commitments imposed on Paramount.

01 April 2021

Austrian court orders Peugeot to remedy abuse

An Austrian court has banned Peugeot from tying dealer compensation to certain sales requirements and from subsidising vehicle prices at its own sales outlets, ruling that the car manufacturer ran afoul of national and EU competition rules.

01 April 2021

India fines state-run board for anticompetitive liquor procurement

India’s competition watchdog has fined a state-run board for abusing its dominance by arbitrarily procuring alcoholic beverages and denying market access to members of an alcohol trade association.

31 March 2021

Judge Mehta concerned DOJ’s discovery requests may slow down Google case

The judge presiding over the US government’s monopolisation lawsuit against Google has continued to express some unease about the breadth of information the Department of Justice is requesting from the company.

31 March 2021

EU opens abuse probe into power exchange

The European Commission has launched an investigation into French power exchange EPEX Spot over suspicions that it foreclosed rivals from an electricity trading market in at least six EU member states.

30 March 2021

Epic joins complainants in CMA’s Apple probe

Epic Games has continued its global battle against Apple by filing a complaint with the UK's Competition and Markets Authority, nearly a month after the enforcer launched an investigation into the alleged conduct.

30 March 2021

South African tribunal imposes interim measures on WhatsApp

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has ordered WhatsApp to temporarily refrain from removing an online “chatbot” that uses the messaging application to send covid-19 updates and test results to South Africans.

29 March 2021

ECJ upholds Slovak Telekom margin squeeze fine

The European Commission need not show that access to a particular infrastructure is “indispensable” for the purpose of proving abusive conduct, provided such access is mandated by regulation, the EU’s highest court has ruled.

25 March 2021

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