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Focus Antitrust - 20 December 2017

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CMA fines laundry companies £1.71m for market sharing

The CMA has fined 2 suppliers of cleanroom laundry services £1.71m for breaching the Chapter I prohibition by agreeing not to compete for each other's customers. Click here.

CMA clears Tesco/Booker merger

The CMA has cleared the Tesco/Booker merger after an in-depth phase 2 merger review. This confirms the CMA's provisional findings in the case, which were issued in November. Click here.

Articles 101 and 102
  • The ECJ has dismissed Telefonica's appeal against the General Court judgment which upheld the European Commission decision that found that Portugal Telecom and Teléfonica had agreed not to compete with each other on the Iberian telecommunications market, in breach of Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Click here.
  • The European Commission has opened an in-depth phase 2 merger investigation to assess the proposed takeover of Cristal by Tronox. The Commission is concerned that the deal may reduce competition in titanium dioxide pigment, an input for many consumer products. Click here.

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

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