Work Area: Vertical Restraints

COMESA scores hearing over football broadcasting rights

The regional competition enforcer for eastern and southern Africa has referred the Confederation of African Football for an evidentiary hearing – but first is looking to hire an independent expert consultant to assist it with legal and economic analysis.

24 July 2019

Romanian enforcer suggests restricting fuel price increases

In an attempt to prevent parallel pricing tactics, Romania’s competition authority has urged the country’s parliament to ban fuel stations from raising their prices outside of set times.

10 July 2019

CMA investigates private healthcare market

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority is investigating suspected collusion in the private healthcare market, five years after it first attempted to overhaul the sector.

09 July 2019

India probes Maruti over resale price maintenance

India’s competition watchdog has launched a full probe into Maruti Suzuki India over allegations the carmaker has interfered with the prices that dealers charge for its vehicles.

05 July 2019

UK government files pay-for-delay damages claim

The UK government and National Health Service (NHS) have submitted a damages claim against drug maker Lundbeck and nine other pharmaceutical companies, following the European Commission’s 2013 pay-for-delay decision.

25 June 2019

India fines drugmakers and associations

India’s antitrust watchdog has fined two pharmaceutical companies, several senior employees and two pharmacist associations about €9.5 million for anticompetitively controlling the supply of medicine in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

05 June 2019

French enforcer fines but allows exclusivity in overseas territory

France’s Competition Authority has fined two biomedical companies for operating an exclusive distribution scheme in French Guiana – but permitted the arrangement to continue, due to the specialised nature of distributing medical devices overseas.

31 May 2019

French enforcer dismisses Canal Plus’ abuse claim

France’s Competition Authority has allowed incumbent television broadcasters to include the rights of first and last refusal in contracts to finance French-language films.

28 May 2019

European enforcers raid French supermarkets

EU and French competition enforcers have searched French grocery retailers, as part of a probe reportedly targeting a joint purchasing alliance between Casino and Intermarché.

22 May 2019

Russian enforcer finds top mobile networks discriminated against private banks

Russia’s competition watchdog has found that the country’s leading mobile operators abused their dominance by charging private banks up to 10 times more to send SMS messages than they charged state-owned banks.

15 May 2019

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