Work Area: Unilateral Conduct

Complainant accuses Google of failing to comply with CCI remedies

A complainant in the Competition Commission of India’s probe into Google’s Play Store billing practices has accused the technology company of failing to adhere to a suite of remedies the agency imposed in two separate infringement decisions.

06 February 2023

Class actions stack up against UK musical instrument makers

A consumer rights advocate has asked the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal to combine standalone and follow-on damages claims against multiple musical instrument manufacturers for alleged resale price maintenance after filing the country’s first proposed RPM collective action last year.

01 February 2023

Spanish court reinstates UEFA/FIFA injunction in European Super League dispute

A court in Madrid has reimposed an order on UEFA and FIFA that temporarily prevents them from penalising clubs or players that attempted to join the European Super League, branding their claims of protecting the European sporting model a “flimsy excuse”.

01 February 2023

Ex-NYC transit worker admits to defrauding city bids

A former New York City transit worker has pleaded guilty to a single wire fraud charge after the Department of Justice accused him of submitting anticompetitive bids to purchase the city’s used vehicles.

01 February 2023

Malaysian enforcer rebuts claims it failed to address toll road monopoly

The chair of Malaysia’s antitrust watchdog has responded “to the grave allegations” made by a major industry association that it failed to stop anticompetitive conduct by a toll road monopolist, insisting that the alleged conduct falls outside of its remit.

31 January 2023

DOJ cannot reopen NAR probe, judge says

The Department of Justice cannot reopen an investigation into claims that the largest US trade association for real estate brokers unlawfully restrained competition by encouraging its members to hide commission rates, a federal court has held.

26 January 2023

Dutch enforcer probes drugmakers over excessive pricing and tying

The Dutch competition authority has launched a preliminary investigation to determine if three pharmaceutical companies are tying their services and charging excessive prices to both healthcare and insurance providers.

25 January 2023

Novartis sanctioned in Belgium for undermining rival drug

The Belgian Competition Authority has fined Novartis €2.8 million after concluding it unlawfully shut out competition in the market for certain eye disease treatments by exaggerating the potential side effects of a rival drug.

25 January 2023

A Q&A with Stefan Hunt

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority established a dedicated data analytics unit in 2018, tapping Stefan Hunt to build the team from scratch. Ahead of starting a new role at Keystone Strategy on Tuesday, Hunt spoke to GCR about the challenges of growing the CMA’s 50-strong data group, its role in some of the agency’s most important probes and how the sophisticated technology his team built is changing enforcement.

23 January 2023

Google must comply with far-reaching Android commitments after Indian ruling

India’s highest court has refused to suspend the national antitrust enforcer’s decision to fine Google €152 million and impose a slew of behavioural remedies on the technology company that will significantly alter its global Android business model.

20 January 2023

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