Focus Antitrust - 3 October 2018
In The News
European Commission confirms preliminary investigation into Amazon
The European Commission has commenced a preliminary investigation into Amazon. At a recent press conference, Commissioner Vestager confirmed that the investigation relates to Amazon’s dual role as a host of third party merchants on its platform and a retailer in its own right. The investigation will focus on Amazon's use of third-party merchant data. Click here.
European Commission invites comments on the future regime for liner shipping consortia
The European Commission is inviting comments on the legal framework exempting liner shipping consortia from Article 101. The exemption is contained in the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation. Click here.
Articles 101 and 102
• The ECJ has handed down its judgments on the appeals by Infineon and Philips against the European Commission's 2014 decision on the smart card chips cartel. The ECJ set aside the General Court judgment in relation to the fine imposed on Infineon, but dismissed Philips' appeal. Click here.
• The General Court has dismissed an appeal by EAEPC against a European Commission decision which rejected its complaint in relation to a dual pricing system operated by Glaxo Wellcome. Click here.
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