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Focus Antitrust - 15 March 2017

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European Commission fines six car air conditioning and engine cooling suppliers € 155 million in cartel settlement

The European Commission has fined Behr, Calsonic, Denso, Panasonic, Sanden and Valeo a total of € 155 million for taking part in one or more of four cartels concerning supplies of air conditioning and engine cooling components to car manufacturers in the EEA. Click here.

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  • The European Commission is inviting comments from interested parties on commitments submitted by Gazprom to address the Commission's competition concerns as regards gas markets in Central and Eastern Europe. The commitments are intended to enable cross-border gas flows at competitive prices. Click here.
  • The ECJ has upheld the appeal by Evonik Degussa against the European Commission's refusal to grant confidential treatment in relation to certain leniency information in the decision on the bleaching chemicals cartel. Click here.
  • The ECJ has upheld the fines imposed on Samsung for their participation in the cartel on the market for tubes for television sets and for computer monitors. Click here.

The CMA is consulting on provisional advice to release BAES from undertakings given following its merger with the Marconi Electronic Systems business of General Electric Company plc in 1999. 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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