Month: July 2012

On 15 June 2012, the New Zealand Commerce Commission declined the application by epay (owned by US payment processor Euronet Worldwide) for clearance to buy New Zealand-owned company Ezi-Pay. Ezi-Pay and epay each distribute a...

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Software giant Microsoft was hit with a fine of 860 million euros by Europe’s second highest court on 27 June 2012 (see the press release here).  The fine applies to Microsoft’s non-compliance with its information-sharing...

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On 26 June 2012, Cruz Villalón, an advocate general of the European Court of Justice, issued an opinion before the European Court of Justice that the European Commission can claim damages from cartelists in its...

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The FTC has withdrawn a 2003 policy statement that limited equitable monetary remedies for antitrust contraventions to only “exceptional cases”.  In a 4-1 decision on 31 July 2012 , the FTC has said it will...

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