Work Area: Unilateral Conduct

Indian technology company accuses Google of “monopolistic practices”

An Indian technology company has slammed Google for allegedly reneging on a promise to help develop the country’s small businesses community and instead engage in monopolistic conduct through a data policy change.

19 August 2022

South Africa opens excessive pricing probe into Sasol Gas price hike

South Africa’s antitrust watchdog has launched a probe into the country’s largest natural gas supplier, investigating whether its decision to increase gas prices by 96% constitutes excessive pricing.

17 August 2022

Peruvian tribunal confirms abuse fine on energy supplier

Peru’s Competition Tribunal has affirmed a €1.1 million penalty imposed on Sociedad Eléctrica del Sur Oeste, ruling that the country’s competition authority properly defined the relevant market when it found the energy supplier abused its dominance.

16 August 2022

Naver raided in Korea over criminal abuse of dominance allegations

The public prosecutor in Korea has raided Naver reportedly over criminal allegations that the e-commerce platform abused its dominance by preventing real estate information providers from selling data to its main rival.

16 August 2022

Portuguese court upholds abuse fine against energy supplier

Portugal’s specialist competition court has upheld the national antitrust enforcer’s decision to fine the country’s largest energy producer €48 million for abusing its dominance but reduced the scope of the infringement by nine months.

15 August 2022

SAMR fines Didi’s licensing partner for abuse of dominance

China’s competition watchdog has fined the exclusive licensing partner of embattled ride-hailing company Didi Chuxing Technology for abusing its dominance by forcing drivers seeking a transportation certificate to also purchase vehicle insurance.

15 August 2022

EU seeks independent studies on digital remedies and state of competition

The European Commission has issued two separate tender requests seeking external studies into the effectiveness of its remedies in past digital cases and the state of competition in the bloc.

12 August 2022

Finnish court slashes rare RPM fine

Finland's Market Court has fined a hardware manufacturer for setting the online resale prices of its products, but reduced the recommended penalty by 80% because the national competition enforcer failed to prove the supplier also set brick-and-mortar resale prices.

12 August 2022

Irish forestry department accused of antitrust violations

A group of Irish forestry consultants has formally complained to the European Commission that their country’s government has “virtually ousted” them from the market by offering its own free forestry advisory service.

12 August 2022

Israeli minister urges EU and US enforcers to help local importers

Israel’s Ministry of Finance has asked EU and US competition enforcers to help it crack down on parallel import restrictions and other anticompetitive practices imposed on Israeli importers, alleging such conduct is exacerbating the country’s cost of living crisis.

11 August 2022

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