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Focus Antitrust - 25 November 2015

25 November 2015

In the News

CMA opens investigation into sports equipment sector

The CMA has opened an investigation into a suspected breach of competition law in the sports equipment sector under Chapter I of the Competition Act 1998 and Article 101. Click here.

CMA provisionally clears rendering merger

The CMA has provisionally cleared Linergy’s completed acquisition of Ulster Farm By-Products. This is on the basis that the CMA has found that the companies own different categories of rendering plant, operating in different markets. Click here.



The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of data centre operator Telecity by Equinix subject to the divestment of a number of data centres in Amsterdam, London and Frankfurt. Click here.



The CMA has issued a consultation on the proposed undertakings in lieu of a reference for Reed Elsevier’s acquisition of Jordan Publishing. Click here.

The CMA has announced that BCA’s acquisition of SMA will be referred for a phase 2 merger investigation unless BCA offers undertakings in lieu to resolve competition concerns in relation to car auction services in Newcastle. Click here.

The CMA has launched a suite of materials aimed at helping small businesses understand the do’s and don’ts of competition law. Click here.

The CMA has announced that Regus’ acquisition of Avanta will be referred for a phase 2 merger investigation unless Regus offers undertakings in lieu to resolve competition concerns in relation to the provision of serviced offices in local areas within central London and Reading. Click here.

The CMA has published provisional decisions on whether to remove or retain remedies resulting from 27 past merger investigations. The CMA has also issued its final decisions in relation to a further 12 merger remedies. Click here.

The CMA is launching a review of undertakings given by the Performing Right Society (PRS). The undertakings were given by the PRS in 1997 following a Monopolies and Mergers Commission investigation. Click here.


The Office of Rail and Road has opened a consultation on modified commitments proposed by Freightliner Group Limited and Freightliner Limited to address its competition concerns in relation to Freightliner’s conduct in the provision of Deep Sea Container rail transport services between certain ports and key inland destinations in Great Britain. Click here.

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