Work Area: Vertical Restraints

CAT rejects instrument maker's appeal against RPM fine

The UK's specialist competition tribunal has dismissed a musical instrument maker's appeal against a resale price maintenance fine that it agreed to pay as part of a settlement with the country’s antitrust enforcer, while upping the penalty because of the appeal.

19 April 2021

Romania probes Samsung and key retailers for RPM

Romania’s Competition Council has raided the local Samsung subsidiary alongside the country’s top electronics retailers as it probes potential resale price maintenance agreements.

09 April 2021

Microsoft faces £270 million standalone damages claim

A UK-based reseller of pre-owned Microsoft software is seeking at least £270 million from the technology company to account for damages that it claims it suffered as a result of Microsoft’s abuse of dominance.

08 April 2021

Austrian court orders Peugeot to remedy abuse

An Austrian court has banned Peugeot from tying dealer compensation to certain sales requirements and from subsidising vehicle prices at its own sales outlets, ruling that the car manufacturer ran afoul of national and EU competition rules.

01 April 2021

Judge Mehta concerned DOJ’s discovery requests may slow down Google case

The judge presiding over the US government’s monopolisation lawsuit against Google has continued to express some unease about the breadth of information the Department of Justice is requesting from the company.

31 March 2021

Unilever fined €51 million for freezing out competition in Turkey

The Turkish Competition Authority has become the latest antitrust enforcer to penalise Unilever for imposing exclusivity requirements on distributors that sold its ice cream brands, hitting the company with a €51.6 million fine.

23 March 2021

Hungary settles with artificial nail supplier over RPM

The Hungarian Competition Authority has reached a settlement with a nail products supplier accused of setting resale prices and including geographical restrictions in contracts with distributors that sold its products to nail salons.

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

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