Competition & Antitrust

10 June 2021

CAT upholds decision on tying in postal sector

The Competition Appeals Tribunal recently upheld the Competition Council's finding that FK Distribution used its power on the market for the distribution of unaddressed mail (print circulars) to gain a competitive advantage, which was not based on its own merits, on the market for the distribution of digital circulars. The decision shows the importance of market definition in abuse of dominance cases and provides guidance on approaching the market definition process in tying cases that involve digital platforms.

Martin André Dittmer Authors: Martin André Dittmer | Frederik Jakobsen

Denmark | Gorrissen Federspiel

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Restructured California Attorney General's Office: will healthcare antitrust enforcement change?

Prior to stepping down as California's attorney general to assume his new role as secretary of health and human services, Xavier Becerra consolidated all aspects of healthcare enforcement under a new Healthcare Rights and Access Section. Antitrust enforcement in healthcare will now be under the auspices of this new section. The antitrust staff attorneys assigned to this section will inevitably bring healthcare into even sharper focus.

Jesse W Markham Author: Jesse W Markham

USA | Baker & Miller PLLC

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Recent updates

Expect more of the same: FTC's novel challenge to Illumina's acquisition of Grail

W Todd Miller Authors: W Todd Miller | Donald I Baker | Lucy S Clippinger

USA | Baker & Miller PLLC

Public contracting entities and distribution grid operators must publicly tender electricity purchases

Marcel Meinhardt Authors: Marcel Meinhardt | Patrick Sattler

Switzerland | Lenz & Staehelin

UOKiK to examine TV broadcasters' practices

Pawel Kulak Author: Pawel Kulak

Poland | Schoenherr

Creation of loco-regional hospital networks exempt from merger control rules

Beatrijs Gielen Authors: Beatrijs Gielen | Nina Methens

Belgium | ALTIUS

Guide to classifying and evaluating risks of most-favoured customer clauses

Gönenç Gürkaynak Authors: Gönenç Gürkaynak | Barış Yüksel | Baran Can Yıldırım

Turkey | ELIG Gurkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

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Steigenberger Wiltcher's, 12 July 2021—13 July 2021

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