Work Area: Unilateral Conduct

EU Parliament laments pace of Big Tech enforcement

European Parliament has called for the power to summon the heads of Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple for a grilling on how their business practices affect competition.

10 June 2021

National enforcers debate their role in DMA enforcement

The EU’s competition authority should commission an expert report on the “institutional and design issues” that need to be addressed before the Digital Markets Act can become law, the head of Greece’s Competition Commission has said.

10 June 2021

Google abolishes “choice screen” auction process

Google has amended the search engine selection screen displayed to Android users setting up their devices following discussions with the European Commission on how best to implement the remedies imposed by the agency’s Android decision.

09 June 2021

Google fights Kelkoo over disclosure in UK litigation

Kelkoo has asked a UK judge to require that Google justify each designation of confidentiality for documents disclosed as part of the comparison shopping site’s standalone abuse of dominance claim against it.

08 June 2021

New York Senate advances abuse of dominance bill

The New York State Senate has passed legislation that would establish the nation’s first antitrust bill with an abuse of dominance standard.

08 June 2021

UK and EU enforcers target Facebook’s data practices

The UK and EU’s antitrust watchdogs have announced parallel investigations into Facebook to examine if it uses data collected through its digital advertising service to obtain an unfair competitive advantage in certain online markets.

04 June 2021

India’s MMT interim order: timely intervention or unfair intrusion?

India’s competition authority issued an interim order against booking platform MakeMyTrip in early March, forcing it to immediately relist two budget hotel chains it removed as part of an alleged anticompetitive agreement with one of their rivals. Ahead of a keenly anticipated final decision, Khaitan & Co partner Anisha Chand and principal associate Swati Bala examine the implications of that rarely used interim order and how the case will affect the assessment of relevant markets, market power and market access in the digital economy.

04 June 2021

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