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Focus Antitrust - 18 May

In The News

CMA to refer Safetykleen/Pure Solve merger unless undertakings given

The CMA has decided that Safetykleen’s anticipated acquisition of Pure Solve will be referred for an in-depth investigationunless undertakings are accepted.  Both companies supply parts washing machines and associated services in Great Britain.  Click here.

CMA to refer Arriva’s acquisition of the Northern Rail franchise unless undertakings given

The CMA has decided that the acquisition by Arriva Rail North Limited of the Northern Rail franchise will be referred for an in-depth investigation unless undertakings are accepted.   The CMA has found that Arriva’s existing rail and bus services overlap with a number of services covered by the Northern Rail franchise.  Click here.


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  • The General Court has dismissed an appeal by Trioplast Industrier AB against the European Commission’s decision to charge it interest for late payment of its fine in relation to the industrial bags cartel.  Click here.
  • The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into Wabtec’s proposed takeover of railway equipment manufacturer Faiveley.  The Commission has concerns that the proposed takeover may reduce competition for railway equipment systems and subsystems in the European Economic Area.  Click here.


  • The CMA has issued its provisional decision on remedies as part of its retail banking investigation.  The decision outlines a package of proposals intended to remedy the issues the CMA considers are hindering competition in personal current accounts and in banking services for small and medium-sized enterprises.  The proposals include new measures intended to protect overdraft users.  Click here.

For more information please contact Paul Stone on +44 (0)20 7203 5110 or at paul.stone@crsblaw.com