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Focus Antitrust - 15 February 2017

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CMA issues statement of objections to lighting company for online resale price maintenance

The CMA has provisionally found that a lighting supplier, Poole Lighting Limited, has restricted retailers' freedom to discount online. Click here.

  • The CMA has opened a phase one investigation into the anticipated merger between two hospital trusts in central Manchester. The parties have requested a fast track reference to a phase two investigation. Click here.
  • The CMA has announced that it considers undertakings offered by SSCP Spring Bidco Limited in relation to its completed acquisition of Acorn Care and Education Group might be accepted by the CMA. The CMA announced last month that the merger may give rise to a substantial lessening of competition in the provision of independent fostering placement services to local authorities. 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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