Work Area: Unilateral Conduct

States hone in on Google Play Store practices in latest antitrust lawsuit

A group of 36 states and the District of Columbia have sued Google, alleging that the company illegally maintained a monopoly while running its Google Play app store for Android phones.

08 July 2021

Pakistan launches dominance probe into Foodpanda

The Competition Commission of Pakistan has launched an investigation into whether Delivery Hero subsidiary Foodpanda abused its dominance in the market for online food delivery - marking the agency's first abuse probe into a digital platform.

08 July 2021

Russia looks to double thresholds for mergers and dominance

Russia’s competition watchdog has proposed doubling the threshold for mergers requiring antitrust approval and the level of annual revenue for a company to be considered dominant.

06 July 2021

Dutch enforcer ends payment apps probe over legal barriers

The Dutch antitrust watchdog has closed an investigation into payment applications on smartphones, lamenting that it is unable to remedy its competition concerns under EU regulation.

05 July 2021

Broadcom settles US monopolisation complaint

The US Federal Trade Commission has sued and subsequently settled claims that Broadcom illegally monopolised markets for certain computer chips through exclusive contracts and coercive conduct.

02 July 2021

ACCC loses case against NSW Ports

Australia’s Federal Court has rejected the national competition enforcer’s accusations that a port operator’s compensation agreement with the New South Wales government infringed competition rules.

01 July 2021

WATCH: GCR Connect: Germany

GCR Connect: Germany took place on 20 May. A full recording is now available to watch.

30 June 2021

BT asks UK tribunal to dismiss €469 million damages claim

BT has argued that the UK’s specialist competition tribunal should throw out a proposed class action seeking €469 million in damages on behalf of 2.3 million UK consumers that the telecommunications provider allegedly overcharged for landline services.

24 June 2021

Google faces probe in India over alleged smart TV dominance

The Competition Commission of India has ordered a full investigation into Google after making a preliminary finding that the company abused its dominance in the market for smart television operating systems.

23 June 2021

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