Focus Antitrust - 25 November 2020
In The News
CMA fines ComparetheMarket £17.9m for most favoured nation clauses
The CMA has fined ComparetheMarket £17.9m for including most favoured nation clauses in its contracts with insurers. The CMA found that the clauses infringed the Chapter I prohibition and Article 101. Click here.
European Commission refers review of Virgin and O2 deal to CMA
The European Commission has referred the proposed merger of Virgin Media and Virgin Mobile with O2 to the CMA for investigation, following a request from the CMA. Click here.
General Court upholds abuse of dominance decision against Lithuanian rail operator but reduces fine
The General Court has upheld the European Commission decision against a Lithuanian rail operator which found it had abused a dominant position by removing rail track connecting Lithuania and Latvia to prevent a customer and potential rival from using it. However, the Court reduced the fine imposed. Click here.
- The CMA is consulting on proposed commitments offered by Essential Pharma to address the CMA’s competition concerns resulting from conduct regarding the supply of drugs used to treat bipolar disorder. Click here.