Focus Antitrust - 5 October 2016
In The News
European Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed Deutsche Börse/LSE merger
The European Commission has opened an in-depth phase 2 investigation into the proposed merger between Deutsche Börse AG and London Stock Exchange Group. The proposed merger would combine the exchanges of Germany, the United Kingdom and Italy, as well as several European clearing houses. Click here.
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- The General Court has dismissed an appeal against the European Commission's rejection of a complaint alleging abuse of dominance by Split Port Authority. Click here.
- The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of Faiveley Transport of France by US-based Wabtec following a phase 2 review. The Commission had concerns that, by eliminating one of only three strong suppliers of sintered friction materials for train brakes, the transaction would have led to reduced competition and price increases for these products. To address this concern, the parties will sell Faiveley’s friction materials business Faiveley Transport Gennevilliers. Click here.
- The CMA has launched a market study into digital comparison tools to investigate how they are working for consumers, business and the economy. Click here.
- The CMA is consulting on undertakings offered by Celesio following the CMA’s phase 2 merger investigation into Celesio’s acquisition of a number of Sainsbury’s pharmacies. Click here.
News & Insights
Thumbs up – A company that embeds the Like button on its website can be considered a data controller jointly with Facebook
Companies that embed the Facebook “Like” button within their website pages can be considered as a joint data controller.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Bahrain on the formation of BNet BSC
The culmination of a ground-breaking three year project which will transform the telecommunications landscape of the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Ofcom Consultation on the protection of TV and radio programme participants
Ofcom consults on proposed new broadcasting rules aimed at extending existing protections afforded to participants in TV and radio.