|September to October 2016 (estimate)||Receipt of written and oral representations on the statement of objections|
|August 2016||Statement of objections re-issued|
|June 2016||Statement of objections issued|
|November 2015 to June 2016||Initial investigation: information gathering, including issuance of formal or informal information requests and parties’ responses. CMA analysis and review of parties’ responses to information requests. Decision taken to issue statement of objections.|
|November 2015||Investigation opened|
Statement of objections
9 June 2016: The CMA has alleged that Ping has breached UK and EU competition law by operating an online sales ban.
- Press release: CMA alleges breach of competition law by Ping (9.6.16)
The investigation is under Chapter I of the Competition Act 1998 and Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
No conclusion should be drawn that there has been an infringement of competition law at this stage and the recipients of the statement of objections will now have an opportunity to respond to the allegations.
The CMA will consider any representations it receives before any decision is taken as to whether competition law has in fact been infringed.
Further detail of the CMA’s procedures in Competition Act 1998 cases is available here: CMA’s procedures in Competition Act cases.
Assistant project director
April Carr (0203 738 6204, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sue Aspinall (0203 738 6788, email@example.com)
Senior responsible officer
Ann Pope (0203 738 6786, firstname.lastname@example.org)