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Focus Antitrust - 29 January 2020

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Secretary of State intervenes in DMG/JPIMedia newspaper merger on public interest grounds

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has intervened in the DMG/JPIMedia newspaper merger on public interest grounds. Click here.

Tiofarma reaches settlement with CMA in fludrocortisone market sharing case

Tiofarma has reached a settlement with the CMA as part of the CMA’s investigation into market sharing in relation to fludrocortisone acetate tablets. Tiofarma has agreed to pay a maximum fine of £186,000 if there is a final decision that there has been an infringement of the prohibition on anti-competitive agreements. Click here.

CMA consults on draft annual plan

The CMA has issued its draft annual plan for consultation. The plan consists of a set of priority themes rather than specific commitments, which the CMA states reflects the uncertainty at time of publication over the exact nature of the new responsibilities that the CMA will be taking on as a result of leaving the EU, especially around state aid / subsidy control. Click here.


  • The CMA has published guidance to explain how it will conduct its work during the transition period as a result of the UK’s exit from the EU. Click here.

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

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