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22 February 2017

Focus Antitrust – 22 February 2017

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CMA opens abuse of dominance investigation into loyalty-inducing practices in the supply of consumable goods

The CMA has announced that it has opened an investigation into a suspected breach of the prohibition of abuse of dominance relating to loyalty-inducing practices in the supply of consumable goods. Click here.

EU
Articles 101 and 102
  • The European Commission has confirmed that on 14 February 2017 its officials carried out dawn raids at the premises of companies active in the generation, transmission and supply of electricity in Greece. The Commission has concerns that the relevant companies may have engaged in anti-competitive practices in breach of the prohibition on abuse of a dominant position or that they are in possession of information relating to such practices. Click here.
  • The General Court has awarded damages to ASPLA and Armando Alvarez for excessively long court proceedings in relation to their appeals against the industrial bags cartel decision. Click here.
  • The ECJ has dismissed appeals by a number of parties against the European Commission's paraffin wax cartel decision. Click here.
UK
CMA
  • The CMA has announced that it has opened an investigation into Heineken's proposed acquisition of part of the Punch Taverns pubs portfolio. Click here.
  • The CMA has closed its investigation into a suspected breach of competition law in the medical sector on the grounds of administrative priorities. 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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