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Antitrust Concerns with Standard-Setting Programs
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • October 25 2018

Trade associations frequently engage in standard-setting programs. Most often, these programs involve the setting of standards or specifications for

Penalties for Australian Consumer Law breaches increase tenfold (if not more)
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia, European Union
  • August 24 2018

On 23 August 2018, Federal Parliament passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 3) Bill 2018 (Bill) to substantially increase

Australia - Finder.com.au pays penalties for misleading consumers
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • January 31 2018

Hive Empire Pty Ltd, trading as finder.com.au (Finder) has paid $10,800 in penalties for alleged false or misleading claims in relation to the number

German Federal Cartel Office zeroes-in on price comparison websites
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Bryan Cave)
  • Germany
  • December 18 2017

On 24 October 2017, the Bundeskartellamt (German Federal Cartel Office - FCO) announced that it had launched a sector inquiry into online price

ALJ Upholds FTC Judgement of Antitrust Violations for Ad Tech Agreements Against 1-800 Contacts
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2017

With the holiday marketing season upon us, marketers launch the month-long, relentless scramble for consumer visibility and coveted advertising space

ACM enforces consumer rules mainly informally
  • Maverick Advocaten NV
  • Netherlands, European Union
  • November 16 2017

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (“ACM”) is well known for its preference for settling violations of the rules that it supervises

ACM handhaaft consumentenregels vooral informeel
  • Maverick Advocaten NV
  • Netherlands, European Union
  • November 14 2017

De Autoriteit Consument en Markt (“ACM”) staat erom bekend dat zij er een voorkeur voor heeft om schendingen van de regels, waar zij toezicht op

The future of UK competition law and policy: BCLWG report on the implications of Brexit
  • Slaughter and May
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • August 8 2017

On 26 July 2017 the Brexit Competition Law Working Group (BCLWG) published its report containing its conclusions and recommendations on the

District Court of The Hague rules on ACM's powers to select and inspect digital data
  • Stibbe
  • Netherlands
  • August 1 2017

On 18 July 2017, in the context of preliminary relief proceedings, the District Court of The Hague ruled that the Dutch Authority for Consumers and

Card Declined: £14 Billion class action against MasterCard rejected
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • August 1 2017

An application to bring what would have been the first "opt-out" class action in the UK has been rejected. The claim against MasterCard was