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Competition & Antitrust

20 June 2019
Werner Berg European Commission report on competition policy for digital era – key takeaways

European Union - Baker McKenzie

The European Commission's report 'Competition policy for the digital era' is its most substantial step yet towards crystallising the dialogue on the question of how competition law could or should adapt to the rapidly changing technological landscape and the growing role of the digital economy. However, while the report touches on a wide range of ideas and proposals, it openly notes that not all of these are developed in detail or go beyond "very preliminary" conclusions.

Authors: Werner Berg, Ross Evans
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Man Mohan Sharma CCI penalises MRI machine manufacturer, but chair disagrees with market definition

India - Vaish Associates Advocates

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) recently imposed a penalty on Italian company Esaote SpA – a world leader in dedicated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – and its Indian subsidiary. According to the CCI's order, the Esaote group had abused its dominant position in the market through its sale of dedicated standing/tilting MRI machines to the informant. However, the CCI chair disagreed with the relevant market adopted by the majority of the commission.

Author: Man Mohan Sharma
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