Work Area: Vertical Restraints

Italy opens Ryanair probe

Ryanair is under investigation in Italy following complaints it leveraged its market power to shut out rival providers of flight, hotel and car rental booking services.

20 September 2023

Netherlands issues second-ever vertical restraints fine

LG has vowed to fight an €8 million fine levied by the Dutch competition authority for issuing unlawful price recommendations to retailers.

12 September 2023

Portugal targets pricing conspiracy linked to rising inflation

An association of condo management providers blamed rising inflation when unlawfully fixing minimum fee caps for its members, a chargesheet issued by Portugal’s Competition Authority has claimed.

12 September 2023

Poland toughens stance on dawn raid obstructions

Poland’s competition authority has imposed one of its largest-ever fines for obstructing a dawn raid after employees at a pair of companies deleted communications from their work phones ahead of a search.

06 September 2023

Greece opens rare in-depth probe into construction deal

A tie-up creating Greece’s second biggest construction company warrants an in-depth review as it raises potential horizontal and vertical concerns, the country’s competition watchdog has said.

04 September 2023

ACCC rejects request to bless RPM arrangement

A proposal from a paint spray manufacturer to impose minimum advertising prices on its distributors would likely dampen competition and lead to consumers paying more, Australia’s antitrust watchdog has found.

31 August 2023

Switzerland sanctions landfill for offering shareholders lower prices

A landfill in Switzerland is facing a €1 million fine from the Competition Commission of Switzerland for abusing its dominant position in a local waste disposal market by offering lower prices to its shareholders and briefly refusing to serve non-shareholders.

29 August 2023

Turkey opens probe into Canon over RPM concerns

Canon’s local subsidiary is under investigation in Turkey for allegedly fixing resale prices.

24 August 2023

Chile seeks fines for leading brewer over foreclosure concerns

Chile’s leading beverage producer is facing a €5.3 million fine and remedial action from the country’s antitrust watchdog over allegations that it violated a commitment not to impose exclusivity clauses on commercial establishments.

10 August 2023

South African enforcer seeks to block telecoms deal

South Africa’s largest mobile network operator cannot complete its acquisition of a major fibre telecommunications provider as it may deprive low-income consumers of price competition, the country’s antitrust enforcer has said.

09 August 2023

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