Work Area: Vertical Restraints

Taiwan fines Delivery Hero subsidiary for vertical restraints

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission has fined Asia’s largest food and grocery delivery platform for unlawfully dictating the prices charged by partner restaurants and stopping them from developing their own takeaway services.

22 September 2021

Court throws out Vodafone Italia’s margin squeeze fine

An Italian court has quashed the national competition enforcer’s €5.7 million fine to Vodafone Italia for operating a margin squeeze in the bulk text messaging market, two months after overturning another major antitrust ruling against the telecommunications company and its rivals.

17 September 2021

Greek authority continues dawn raids surge

Greece’s Competition Commission has raided several companies in the school equipment market based on concerns they breached resale price maintenance rules, confirming a shift in policy that has seen it increase the number of office inspections it launches.

17 September 2021

Australian bathroom brand confesses to resale price maintenance

Australia’s antitrust enforcer has accepted commitments from a bathroom manufacturer after the company admitted it pressured one of its retailers to adhere to its own prices.

09 September 2021

Argentina hits AB Inbev subsidiary with maximum abuse fine

Argentina’s competition enforcer has fined an Anheuser-Busch Inbev subsidiary €1.3 million as part of its first-ever decision to penalise exclusivity provisions created through the use of loyalty discounts.

06 September 2021

Russia targets Apple’s anti-steering provisions

Apple has one month to remove allegedly anticompetitive clauses from contracts with application developers in Russia to avoid a full-scale investigation by the country’s antitrust enforcer.

31 August 2021

FTC: Illumina/Grail the equivalent of pursuing a single covid-19 vaccine

Illumina’s recently-closed acquisition of Grail risks eliminating all competition for developing a blood test to screen for more than 50 types of cancers, the Federal Trade Commission has argued.

25 August 2021

India issues second-ever RPM fine

India’s competition authority has fined Maruti Suzuki nearly €23 million for imposing a maximum discount policy on its dealers and using anonymous shopping agencies to monitor their sales.

24 August 2021

FTC judge “dismayed” by number of Illumina/Grail objections

The administrative law judge at the Federal Trade Commission has told both sides in the agency’s trial to unwind the Illumina/Grail deal to stop objecting to each other’s expert witnesses and trial exhibits.

24 August 2021

Google files emergency motion to block unsealing of Play Store suits

Google has said it will suffer serious competitive harm if plaintiffs alleging the company illegally monopolised Android application distribution and payments are permitted to unseal their entire lawsuits.

23 August 2021

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