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Focus Antitrust - 11 October 2017

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CAT upholds CMA case on information exchange at single meeting

The Competition Appeal Tribunal has dismissed the appeal by Balmoral against a CMA decision, which found that Balmoral took part in an unlawful information exchange with competitors at a single meeting in July 2012. Click here.

European Commission confirms dawn raids to investigate access to bank account information by competing services

The European Commission has confirmed that on 3 October 2017 its officials carried out unannounced inspections in a few Member States concerning online access to bank account information by competing service providers. The Commission has concerns that the companies involved and/or the associations representing them may have engaged in practices aimed at excluding non-bank owned providers of financial services, by preventing them from gaining access to bank customers' account data, despite the fact that the respective customers have given their consent to such access. Click here.


  • The CMA has published its statement of issues for investigation in relation to the Fox/Sky merger. Click here.

This article was written by Paul Stone. For more information, please contact Paul on +44(0)20 7203 5110 or at

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