Australia: ACCC reports “holistic, dynamic reforms needed” to address digital platforms

Australia: ACCC reports “holistic, dynamic reforms needed” to address digital platforms

On Friday, July 26, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) posted the final report of its Digital Platforms Inquiry. The report contains 23 recommendations, spanning competition law, consumer protection, media regulation and privacy law, reflecting the intersection of issues arising from the growth of digital platforms. “Our recommendations are comprehensive and forward looking and […]

UK: CAT rules against railway company in abuse of dominance case

UK: CAT rules against railway company in abuse of dominance case

On Friday, July 19, the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) published on its website a judgment in the case Achilles Information Limited v Network Rail Infrastructure Limited regarding Network Rail’s alleged abuse of dominance in providing access to rail infrastructure. The CAT’s website stated, “For the reasons set out in the Judgment and on the […]

US: Vail Health accused of physical therapist monopoly

US: Vail Health accused of physical therapist monopoly

On Wednesday, July 17, Lindsay Winninger, the former head physical therapist for the US Ski Team on the women’s World Cup circuit and Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn’s private physical therapist, filed a federal antitrust lawsuit claiming Vail Health holds a monopoly in the regional physical therapy industry, reported the Aspen Times. The lawsuit alleges that […]

EU: Qualcomm fined €242M for engaging in predatory pricing

EU: Qualcomm fined €242M for engaging in predatory pricing

According to the Wall Street Journal, the European Commission fined Qualcomm €242 million on Thursday, July 18, for abusing its market dominance in 3G baseband chipsets, the second penalty from the bloc in 18 months and its latest move targeting top US tech companies for breaching antitrust rules. Qualcomm sold below cost, with the aim […]

“Bright Line” Apple v. Pepper Invites Further Economic Analysis

“Bright Line” Apple v. Pepper Invites Further Economic Analysis

July 2019 “Bright Line” Apple v. Pepper Invites Further Economic Analysis By Celeste Saravia & Todd Kumler (Cornerstone Research) 1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   While Apple v. Pepper may have offered clarity on which entities have standing to recover antitrust damages in cases where a platform operator facilitates transactions […]

India: Google probe sparked by junior antitrust researchers

India: Google probe sparked by junior antitrust researchers

Two junior Indian antitrust research associates and a law school student were behind a complaint that sparked a probe into Google’s alleged anti-competitive practices in the country, reported Reuters. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) ordered a full-blown investigation into Alphabet’s Google in April for alleged abuse of its Android platform to hurt rivals, but […]

The CJEU Clarifies the Rules on Antitrust Damages Actions Before and After the Harmonization

The CJEU Clarifies the Rules on Antitrust Damages Actions Before and After the Harmonization

May 2019 CPI EU News Column edited by Thibault Schrepel, Sam Sadden & Jan Roth (CPI) presents: The CJEU Clarifies the Rules on Antitrust Damages Actions Before and After the Harmonization By Caroline Cauffman (Maastricht University)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   Facts Cogeco Communications, was a shareholder of Cabovisão — Televisão […]

Google AdSense for Search: Fines Always Come in Threes

Google AdSense for Search: Fines Always Come in Threes

April 2019 CPI EU News Column edited by Thibault Schrepel, Sam Sadden & Jan Roth (CPI) presents: Google AdSense for Search: Fines Always Come in Threes By Aurelien Portuese (St Mary’s University Twickenham)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   On June 26, 2017, the European Commission fined Google €2.42 billion for abusing […]

The Judicial Attitudes toward Tying Practice in China: Commentary on a Guidance Antirust Litigation Case Published by the Supreme Court

The Judicial Attitudes toward Tying Practice in China:  Commentary on a Guidance Antirust Litigation Case Published by the Supreme Court

CPI Asia Column edited by Vanessa Yanhua Zhang (Global Economics Group) present: The Judicial Attitudes toward Tying Practice in China: Commentary on a Guidance Antitrust Litigation Case Published by the Supreme Court By Zhan Hao, Song Ying, Wei Fei, & Sun Chuanxia (AnJie Law Firm)1 Click here for a pdf version of this article.   Summary of […]

Simultaneous Application of EU and National Competition Law by the Same Competition Authority: No Ne Bis In Idem

Simultaneous Application of EU and National Competition Law by the Same Competition Authority: No Ne Bis In Idem

April 2019 CPI EU News Column edited by Thibault Schrepel, Sam Sadden & Jan Roth (CPI) presents: Simultaneous Application of EU and National Competition Law by the Same Competition Authority: No Ne Bis In Idem By Pieter Van Cleynenbreugel (Université de Liège)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   Case C-617/17, Powszechny Zakład […]

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