Competition Law

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Google must pay a €4.125 billion fine after abusing its position to impose unlawful restrictions on smartphone manufacturers and mobile network operators, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled. The General Court today largely confirmed the European Commission's decision th

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Kevin O'Brien, former chair of ComReg, has been appointed as a member of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC). Mr O'Brien has more than two decades' experience in senior regulatory and public policy roles in Ireland and abroad. Before joining the CCPC, he was head of consumer po

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Forestry consultants have alleged that Ireland's free forestry advice service is in breach of EU competition rules. The Association of Irish Forestry Consultants (AIFC), which represents 190 forestry consultants, has written to the European Commission because it says its members cannot compete with

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The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has announced a full investigation into East Cork Oil's proposed acquisition of a Kerry-based fuel distributor. East Cork Oil, one of the largest fuel distributors in Ireland, is seeking to acquire sole control of Misty Lane Holdings, includi

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Tech giant Apple is facing a lawsuit in the US over allegations that its monopoly on contactless payments made using iPhones constitutes anti-competitive conduct. iPhone users can only make contactless payments through Apple Pay, while users of Android-powered smartphones can choose between competin

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Irish competition authorities will gain greater powers to fine companies for engaging in cartels, bid-rigging or abusive market practices under legislation welcomed as the beginning of a "new era in competition law enforcement". The Competition (Amendment) Act 2022, which has now been signed into la

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Businesses with a UK turnover of less than £10 million will be removed from the scope of the UK's merger control regime, the government has announced. Under the "small merger safe harbour", mergers will be exempted from review by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) where each party's U

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The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has opened the second in a series of public consultations on how it will use new forthcoming enforcement powers. The competition law regulator will gain new powers through the Competition (Amendment) Bill 2022, which is currently before the D

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The European Commission has launched a formal investigation into whether an agreement between Google and Meta (formerly Facebook) for online display advertising services may have breached EU competition rules. The investigation relates to the so-called "Jedi Blue" agreement struck in September 2018

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The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) will gain more powers to enforce European and Irish competition law under a bill published by ministers. The Competition (Amendment) Bill 2022 will give effect to the implementation of Directive (EU) 2019/1 of the European Parliament and of t

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Irish lawyer Úna Butler has been appointed as a member of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC). Ms Butler has served as director of legal services and general counsel at the CCPC since 2014, establishing the CCPC's legal services division and overseeing legal advice acros

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