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05 April 2017

Focus Antitrust - 5 April 2017

In the news
European Commission blocks proposed merger between Deutsche Börse and London Stock Exchange

The European Commission has prohibited the proposed merger between Deutsche Börse AG and London Stock Exchange Group. The Commission concluded that the merger would have created a de facto monopoly in the markets for clearing fixed income instruments. Click here.

European Commission prohibits HeidelbergCement and Schwenk's proposed takeover of Cemex Croatia

The European Commission has prohibited the proposed takeover of Cemex Croatia by HeidelbergCement and Schwenk. The Commission had concerns that the takeover would have reduced competition in grey cement markets and increased prices in Croatia. Click here.

EU
Articles 101 and 102
  • The General Court has dismissed an appeal by Deutsche Telekom against a decision of the European Commission refusing access to documents in the Commission's case file on its investigation into suspected breaches of Article 102 in the internet connectivity sector. Click here.
Mergers
  • The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Syngenta (based in Switzerland) by ChemChina. The approval is conditional on the divestiture of parts of ChemChina's European pesticide and plant growth regulator business. Click here.

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

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