Fox Williams LLP | European Union, United Kingdom | 29 Nov 2023
Can price fixing in distribution agreements ever be lawful? A few months ago the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) was asked to consider for the…
Lexology PRO | European Union, Global, United Kingdom, etc. | 23 Nov 2023
As AI development gains traction, regulators deliberate how to mitigate the competitive risks of the technology.
Slaughter and May | Hong Kong | 21 Nov 2023
On 14 November 2023, the Hong Kong Competition Commission (the Commission) announced that it had commenced proceedings against real estate agencies…
Lexology PRO | European Union, Germany | 14 Nov 2023
Germany's Federal Cartel Office has begun probing the world’s largest bottler and seller of Coca-Cola products, nine months after the European Commission closed its own abuse of dominance investigation into similar suspected conduct.
Lexology PRO | China | 9 Nov 2023
China’s antitrust authority has fined 21 companies over €22.3 million for fixing cement prices in a local province after a regional court uncovered the conspiracy during a separate criminal probe.
Lexology PRO | Belgium, European Union | 7 Nov 2023
Proximus’ €20.5 million acquisition of edpnet no longer faces an abuse of dominance investigation following the sale of the telco provider to a rival, Belgium’s Competition Authority has said – concluding the first application of the EU top court’s Towercast judgment.
Lexology PRO | Austria, European Union | 2 Nov 2023
Fronius International and two of its distribution partners have agreed to pay nearly €4.4 million in fines to settle allegations in Austria that they colluded to fix prices in the welding technology market.
Lexology PRO | Denmark, European Union | 30 Oct 2023
A cartel involving 50 companies illegally rigged bids to provide Denmark's national grid operator with electricity supplies, the country's antitrust enforcer has said.
Lexology PRO | South Korea | 20 Oct 2023
Korea’s Fair Trade Commission has imposed a €38.3 million price fixing penalty on 10 steel wire producers, marking the first time it has used new fining powers.
Lexology PRO | Australia, European Union | 19 Oct 2023
Boehringer Ingelheim and five other drugmakers have agreed to pay the European Commission €13.4 million in a hybrid settlement decision after admitting to participating in a global cartel to fix the price of an essential stomach medicine.