Work Area: Unilateral Conduct

Court of Appeal sends Mastercard limitation debate back to CAT

A UK appeals court has agreed with Mastercard that Dixons filed its damages suit against the credit card company too late to claim for pre-1997 losses, but said the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal must determine at trial if the retailer is exempt from limitation rules.

22 May 2020

Indian court denies Monsanto’s bid to quash antitrust probe

The Delhi High Court has dismissed an appeal by Monsanto challenging an investigation by India’s competition watchdog into its alleged abuse of dominance in the cotton seeds market.

21 May 2020

Albania remedies football association’s abusive conduct

Albania’s Competition Authority has found that the country’s football association abused its dominance in the market for the organisation of Albanian football, ordering the body to award broadcasting rights to more than one provider.

21 May 2020

Finland seeks rare RPM fine against hardware supplier

For the first time in a decade, Finland’s Competition and Consumer Commission has referred a resale price maintenance case to its Market Court, asking for a €9 million fine to be imposed.

20 May 2020

Thailand probes food delivery sector

Thailand’s competition watchdog has accelerated an investigation into the food delivery sector after finding evidence that some providers were imposing anticompetitive terms on restaurants.

19 May 2020

India probes Facebook’s WhatsApp

India’s competition watchdog is reportedly investigating allegations that WhatsApp is abusing its dominance by bundling its payment and messaging services.

18 May 2020

Austria targets global drugmaker in abuse case

Austria’s Federal Competition Authority has accused an unnamed drug manufacturer of charging predatory prices for a cancer medicine, so as to dissuade hospitals from switching to rival generic brands.

15 May 2020

Turkey launches sprawling coronavirus-related probe

Nivea, Johnson & Johnson and Carrefour are among the 29 companies that Turkey’s Competition Authority is investigating for allegedly inflating prices during the covid-19 pandemic.

11 May 2020

Orange sued in rare Romanian competition damages claim

A defunct mobile marketing company has filed a €17 million standalone damages claim against Orange Romania for allegedly restricting its access to the mobile network market.

06 May 2020

Google hits back at Australian pay-for-news proposal

An Australian government plan to force Google and Facebook to share revenue with news media businesses is shrouded by misconceptions, Google has argued.

05 May 2020

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