The EU Commission fines Nike €12.5 million for restricting cross-border sales of merchandising products

On March 25, 2019, the European Commission has fined Nike €12.5 million for banning traders from selling licensed merchandise to other countries within the EEA. The restriction concerned merchandising products of some of Europe’s best-known football clubs and federations, for which Nike held the licence. In June 2017 the Commission opened an antitrust investigation into…

The EU Commission fines Google €1.49 billion for abusing its market dominance in online search advertising

The European Commission has just announced to have fined Google €1.49 billion for abusing its market dominance in the online search advertising intermediation market. In particular, the Commission has firstly alleged that Google is dominant in the market for online search advertising intermediation in the EEA because of its very high market shares, exceeding 85%…

Car safety equipment suppliers fined a total of € 368 million

The EU Commission has fined the car safety equipment suppliers Autoliv and TRW € 368 277 000 for taking part into two cartels for the supply of car safety equipments to European car producers. The suppliers acknowledged their involvement in the cartels and agreed to settle the case. According to the Commission, the three car equipment…