Welcome to the August 2018 edition of the Competition Quarterly publication - an e-bulletin from the competition group at Stevens & Bolton LLP.
Competition Quarterly - August 2018
The European Commission has levied another record breaking fine on Google. In July this year the European Commission fined the company €4.34 billion. It follows a fine on the company of €2.42 billion in June 2017 for allegedly abusing its... Read more
The so-called Geoblocking Regulation (full title- Regulation (EU) 2018/302 of the European Parliament and the Council on addressing unjustified geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers’ nationality, place of residence or... Read more
Excessive pricing - Pfizer, Flynn and the impact on the CMA's current investigations
In June the Competition Appeal Tribunal (“CAT”) overturned the Competition and Market Authority (“CMA”) decisions against Pfizer and Flynn regarding phenytoin. This was on the basis that the CAT considered that the CMA had adopted too narrow an approach... Read more
Pay for delay - GSK and others and the Paroxetine reference
Earlier this year the CAT referred a number of questions for a ruling from the Court of Justice, in relation to GSK and others’ appeal of the CMA’s Paroxetine infringement decision. The reference asks key questions in relation to the correct approach... Read more