The EU Commission sends statement of objections to BMW, Daimler and VW for restricting competition on emission cleaning technology

On April 5th, 2019, the European Commission has informed BMW, Daimler and VW (Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche) of its preliminary view that, from 2006 to 2014, they have colluded to restrict competition on the development of technology to clean the emissions of petrol and diesel passenger cars. According to the Commission, this collusion occurred in the…

The EU Commission sends statements of objections to Valve and five videogame publishers on geo-blocking of PC video games

On April 5th, 2019, the EU Commission sent Valve and five PC video game publishers (Bandai Namco, Capcom, Focus Home, Koch Media and ZeniMax) statements of objections in which it alleged that the companies breached EU competition rules by preventing consumers from purchasing videogames cross-border from other EU Member States. Valve is the owner of…