Work Area: Vertical Restraints

Turkey fines Samsung, Arçelik others for RPM

Samsung, Arçelik and two other Turkish homeware appliance companies are facing €21 million fines from the country’s competition watchdog following an investigation into separate breaches of resale price maintenance rules.

09 August 2023

Korean enforcer sanctions drugmaker for anticompetitive rebate scheme

A Korean drugmaker broke competition rules by bribing healthcare professionals with cash and gifts to prescribe patients with its products, the country’s antitrust watchdog has said.

07 August 2023

Saudi Arabia fines feed company for restricting supply

Saudi Arabia’s competition authority has ordered a feed supplier to pay a €2.4 million fine after finding it abused its dominant position by controlling the supply of bran.

02 August 2023

CMA rebuffs “ambiguous” documents claim in Prochlorperazine appeal

Advanz’s argument that unclear communications should tip in favour of the appellants challenging the UK enforcer’s Prochlorperazine cartel decision incorrectly interprets past case law on ambiguous documents, the country’s specialist competition tribunal has heard.

01 August 2023

EU sends Pierre Cardin SO over sale restrictions

French fashion brand Pierre Cardin and its largest licensee must formally respond to a statement of objections from the European Commission accusing them of restricting cross-border clothing sales.

01 August 2023

Arbitration clauses in consumer contracts are enforceable, Canadian court rules

A decision forcing Amazon purchasers to arbitrate their competition claims against the company was correct, a Canadian appellate court has confirmed, while noting that the country’s government could legislate to shield consumers from arbitration clauses in competition cases.

31 July 2023

PayPoint draws second UK damages claim over exclusivity arrangements

PayPoint’s exclusivity arrangements with the major energy suppliers amounted to an abuse of dominance that restricted the ability of future entrants to compete in the market, a rival seeking damages has claimed.

31 July 2023

CMA discarded oral testimonies to reach Prochlorperazine decision, Advanz says

The UK’s antitrust watchdog has wrongly relied on its own interpretation of emails exchanged among members of the alleged Prochlorperazine cartel, rather than actual oral testimonies, Advanz’s counsel has told the specialist competition tribunal.

31 July 2023

Taxi service probed by Italian watchdog over repeat noncompliance

An Italian taxi service is being investigated by the national antitrust authority over repeated failures to remove non-compete obligations on its drivers.

21 July 2023

Google urges South African tribunal to reject interim measures request

Google has warned South Africa’s Competition Tribunal that an interim measures request from a gambling business to restore access to the former’s advertising services would result in the technology company violating betting regulations.

19 July 2023

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