Work Area: Unilateral Conduct

Telecom Italia facing follow-on claims worth over €1 billion

Vodafone and Fastweb have filed separate damages claims against Telecom Italia for blocking the roll out of ultra-fast broadband infrastructure after the Italian Competition Authority fined the company €116 million last year.

15 March 2021

Brazil imposes interim measures on food delivery app

Brazil’s antitrust watchdog has imposed interim measures on a leading domestic food delivery application to stop it including exclusivity clauses in its contracts with partner restaurants, marking the first time the agency has issued such an order against a digital platform.

12 March 2021

Proposed UK collective action is ideal opt-out damages claim, plaintiff alleges

Refusing to certify a proposed standalone class action against two train operators would knock out an “entire genre” of cases from the UK’s collective proceedings regime “before it gets going”, counsel to the claimant has told the country’s specialist competition tribunal.

12 March 2021

Indian enforcer slams booking platform for delisting hotels

India’s competition watchdog has ordered booking platform MakeMyTrip to immediately relist two budget hotel chains after finding that the properties were removed as part of an anticompetitive agreement with one of their rivals.

12 March 2021

Proposed collective action is not a competition case, defendant train operators say

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has questioned an expert economist on why a proposed collective action against two train operators could lead to £98 million in damages, as the defendants allege that the case is a consumer protection claim masquerading as antitrust.

11 March 2021

First Indonesian predatory pricing fine survives court challenge

Indonesia’s Commercial Court has upheld a fine issued by the country’s competition watchdog against a local cement company for selling its product at a loss to the detriment of competition.

11 March 2021

Facebook moves to have FTC and states’ suits dismissed

Facebook has asked a federal judge in Washington, DC, to dismiss a pair of lawsuits alleging it illegally maintained its monopoly over personal social network services.

11 March 2021

CAT urged not to certify first standalone opt-out damages claim

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal should not certify a proposed £98 million collective action against two train operators because the claimant has no realistic workable method of determining which proposed class members actually suffered loss, the defendants have argued.

10 March 2021

Visa agrees card fee undertakings in Australia

Australia’s competition watchdog has closed an investigation into Visa for allegedly leveraging its market power in the credit card acceptance market, after the company committed not to tie cheaper rates to merchants that also use its network to accept debit card payments.

10 March 2021

UK tribunal hears first class certification bid since Merricks

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has begun hearing the first application for a collective proceedings order since the Supreme Court’s landmark Merricks ruling, as a consumer rights advocate seeks to certify his standalone opt-out damages claim against two UK rail companies.

09 March 2021

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