Work Area: Unilateral Conduct

Romania fines online marketplace for self-preferencing

Romania's Competition Council has fined the operator of the country's leading online marketplace a total of €6.7 million for abusing its dominance by displaying its own products more favourably than competing sellers on its platform.

05 January 2021

Switzerland hits Swisscom with interim measures

Switzerland’s Competition Commission has imposed interim measures on Swisscom as it probes whether the telecommunications provider prevented rivals from accessing its fibre optic network.

18 December 2020

Google lawsuits pile up as 38 state AGs add to DOJ’s claims

A bipartisan group of US states and territories have alleged that Google illegally sought to maintain a monopoly over general search services, expanding upon a similar lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice in October.

18 December 2020

Google faces complaint in Russia over YouTube terms

A Russian public interest group has accused Google of abusing its dominance in the market for social network video hosting by arbitrarily blocking accounts and using an opaque algorithm to determine which results appear on its YouTube service.

14 December 2020

Czech platform demands €345 million from Google in antitrust damages

An online search platform in the Czech Republic is seeking compensation from Google for allegedly abusing its dominance in the Czech market for devices and application stores using the Android operating system.

10 December 2020

Germany launches new Facebook probe

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has opened a new investigation into Facebook to determine whether it has abused its dominance by forcing users of its Oculus virtual reality products to set up an account with its main social media platform.

10 December 2020

CADE imposes interim measures on media company

Brazil’s competition authority has launched an abuse of dominance probe and imposed interim measures on a media company for allegedly including loyalty and rebate provisions in its contracts with advertising agencies.

04 December 2020

ACCC files rare boycott proceedings

Australia’s competition watchdog has launched proceedings against one of the country’s largest private construction companies and an industry trade organisation for allegedly boycotting a waterproofing subcontractor.

04 December 2020

Dutch enforcer launches payment apps probe

The Dutch competition authority is investigating whether payment apps have been unlawfully restricted from accessing software in smartphones needed to provide contactless payment services.

04 December 2020

Korea fines engineering company for abuse

Korea’s competition watchdog has fined naval engineering company Gaztransport & Technigaz nearly €9.4 million for abusing its dominance by tying its technology licenses with engineering services for liquified natural gas storage tanks.

30 November 2020

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