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Focus Antitrust - 9 September 2020

In The News

CMA pursues further director disqualifications as part of nortriptyline cartel investigation

The CMA has obtained a further director disqualification undertaking as part of its nortriptyline cartel investigation, as well as issuing director disqualification proceedings against another director. Click here.

CMA closes fourth investigation into excessive pricing of hand sanitiser

The CMA has closed its fourth investigation into excessive pricing of hand sanitiser, as it considers that the prices which the retailer is currently charging are unlikely to infringe competition law. Click here.

CMA fines Amazon for failing to comply with information requests as part of Deliveroo merger inquiry

The CMA has fined Amazon for failing to comply with information requests as part of its Deliveroo merger inquiry. The CMA has imposed penalties of £25,000 and £30,000 on Amazon for the failure to provide, without reasonable excuse, complete responses to two sets of statutory information requests, which resulted in 189 documents being produced after the initial deadline. Click here.


European Commission
  • The European Commission has published a Staff Working Document that summarises the findings of its evaluation of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation, together with the Vertical Guidelines. Click here.


  • The CMA has signed a new co-operation framework with 5 of its international counterpart competition authorities. Click here.

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