EU: Commission accuses Deutsche Telekom’s Czech unit of blocking rivals

EU: Commission accuses Deutsche Telekom’s Czech unit of blocking rivals

EU antitrust regulators on Wednesday, August 7, charged Deutsche Telekom’s Czech unit—O2 CZ—and Czech telecoms infrastructure provider Cetin with restricting competition via their network sharing deal. The European Commission stated the deal, which the two major players and Cetin struck in 2011 and have subsequently expanded in its scope, reduced competition in the more densely […]

US: Eight state AGs meet with US attorney general to discuss tech giants

US: Eight state AGs meet with US attorney general to discuss tech giants

Eight state attorneys general met on Thursday, July 25, with US Attorney General William Barr to discuss concerns about big tech companies, according to a statement from the Texas attorney general’s office. The statement said the group was bipartisan and that discussions centered on “big tech companies stifling competition on the internet.” The US Justice […]

EU: Vestager announces “interim measures”

EU: Vestager announces “interim measures”

Margrethe Vestager announced a new methoc for the EU’s competition enforcer to crack down on technology groups by dusting off a powerful weapon, reported the Financial Times. The investigation unveiled on Wednesday, June 26, by Ms Vestager into US chip manufacturer Broadcom seeks to overcome what she has come to see as one of the […]

India: Google found guilty of misusing Android dominance in India

India: Google found guilty of misusing Android dominance in India

Google appears to have misused its dominant position in India and reduced the ability of device manufacturers to opt for alternate versions of its Android mobile operating system, Indian officials found before ordering a wider probe in an antitrust case. A 14-page order from the Competition Commission of India (CCI), reviewed by Reuters last week, […]

US: Billionaire Daniel Loeb opposes United Technologies, Raytheon merger

US: Billionaire Daniel Loeb opposes United Technologies, Raytheon merger

Billionaire investor Daniel Loeb said on Friday, June 28, that his hedge fund Third Point will vote against the planned merger of United Technologies and Raytheon, saying there is no “strategic rationale for this transaction,” reported Reuters. “We have concluded that the proposed combination of United Technologies and Raytheon is ill-conceived and unlikely to create […]

Canada: 18-month sentence for 2nd engineering executive in bid-rigging case

A former executive for engineering firm Dessau received an 18-month sentence, including nine months of house arrest and nine months under curfew, after pleading guilty today in the Superior Court of Quebec to rigging bids for City of Gatineau infrastructure contracts between 2004 and 2006. Michel Famery, formerly a Regional Vice-President for Dessau, is the […]

EU: Comm investigates Lithuania’s support to state-owned energy firm

The European Commission said on Monday it had launched an investigation into possible illegal financial aid provided by Lithuania to state-owned energy company Lietuvos Energija. The company received payments from the Lithuanian government between 2013 and 2018 for the provision of electricity strategic reserve services, which keep generation capacities outside the electricity market and are […]

ABA Section of Antitrust Law – Social Media

Alicia Downey, Steven Cernak, and August Horvath talk about their perspectives on effective use of social media. In this AT/CP podcast from the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, host Danielle Haugland talks to Alicia Downey, Steven Cernak, and August Horvath about their perspectives on effective use of social media. They have a round-table discussion about […]

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