Work Area: Vertical Restraints

Hong Kong secures food delivery platform commitments

Deliveroo and Delivery Hero have promised to amend their exclusivity clauses and tying practices to settle an investigation by Hong Kong’s Competition Commission.

01 June 2023

China sanctions pharmaceutical company for RPM over contraceptives

China’s State Administration for Market Regulation has fined a pharmaceutical company €1.7 million for fixing the resale price of two widely-used emergency contraceptives for six years.

01 June 2023

French home appliance makers settle decade-long probe

Electrolux and BSH are accepting fines to settle the French antitrust enforcer’s allegations that they fixed resale prices and exchanged competitively sensitive information with four other rivals from 2009 to 2014.

31 May 2023

DOJ urged to investigate hospital “monopoly” in Pennsylvania

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has used mergers and non-compete clauses to monopolise the market for health services in Pennsylvania, two unions have alleged.

19 May 2023

Pacific Seafood rejects monopsony claims

Pacific Seafood is urging a federal court to reject a lawsuit accusing it of illegally monopolising the market for purchasing Dungeness crabs because it never did business with the suing angler.

17 May 2023

US Soccer looks to pause monopolisation suit after Second Circuit reversal

The US Soccer Federation is asking a federal appellate court to hold off on reviving allegations it illegally conspired to limit competitive matches until after it petitions the Supreme Court to weigh in.

16 May 2023

Korea concludes RPM case with corrective order

Korea’s competition watchdog has ordered a domestic pharmaceutical company to stop setting minimum resale prices for pet food and medicines, following a trend of remedying the conduct without issuing fines.

09 May 2023

Energizer, Walmart accused of fixing battery prices

Energizer and Walmart orchestrated an illegal scheme to inflate prices for disposable batteries, two groups of consumers and a rival retailer have alleged.

02 May 2023

Austria raids Liebherr over RPM concerns

Austria’s Federal Competition Authority has raided household appliance maker Liebherr Hausgeräte Lienz as part of a resale price maintenance probe.

24 April 2023

EU extends motor vehicle block exemption

The European Commission has extended provisions exempting certain motor vehicle companies from antitrust rules for a further five years.

18 April 2023

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