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Your Weekly Digest | Issue 220

Valur Thrainsson
4 min read

Good morning,

Here below, you find the most recent and relevant competition and anti-trust news, blogs and journal publications over the last week.

Enjoy :)

Epic Games hits Apple with new antitrust complaint, this time in Brussels – POLITICO

The Fortnite creator widens assault against the tech giant’s App Store and payment policies.

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The European Commission has made commitments offered by Aspen legally binding under EU antitrust rules. Aspen has to reduce its prices in Europe for six critical cancer medicines by 73% on average. In addition, Aspen has to ensure the continued supply of these off-patent medicines for a significant period. Read more.
The Federal Trade Commission issued a report examining ways to enhance cooperation between the FTC and overseas competition and consumer protection authorities in order to maximize the effectiveness of the FTC’s enforcement efforts. Read more.
The CMA has reached an infringement decision after investigating suspected breaches of the Chapter I prohibition and Article 101 TFEU in the use of certain retail most favoured nation clauses by a price comparison website in relation to home insurance products. Read more.
The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA) proposes that the Market Court impose penalty payments in total... Read more.
The ACCC has preliminary competition concerns with Aon plc’s (Aon) proposed merger with Willis Towers Watson plc (WTW). Aon and WTW are two of the three largest providers of commercial risk, reinsurance and employee benefits broking and advisory services globally, including in Australia. The ACCC is concerned that the proposed merger will significantly lessen competition in the supply of these services in Australia. Read more.
In a constructive development, the Federal Trade Commission has joined its British counterpart in investigating Nvidia’s proposed $40 billion acquisition of chip designer Arm. Ironically, the FTC is likely part of the reason that the Nvidia-Arm transaction is taking place. Read more.
A February 4 conference on competition policy and the Green Deal sponsored by the European Commission’s (the Commission’s) Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP) highlighted the divergences of opinions among antitrust officials and other stakeholders on how competition policy should support sustainability objectives.  DG COMP aims to take a leading role on sustainability issues; its October-November... Read more.
Africa is a continent of 1.2 billion people.  From a consumer potential standpoint it matches China or India.  Yet historically, it has suffered from the lingering shadows of its colonial… Read more.
Damien Geradin, Dimitrios Katsifis
The Apple App Store is the only channel through which app developers may distribute their apps on iOS. First launched in 2008, the App Store has evolved into... Read more.
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