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Focus Antitrust - 17 January 2018

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Undertakings offered by parties to Refresco/Cott merger

Refresco has offered to sell a specialist factory to address the CMA's concerns about its merger with soft drink rival Cott. Earlier this month, the CMA found that the proposed merger could give rise to competition concerns in relation to the supply of certain juice drinks. The CMA has accepted the offer in principle. Click here.

European Commission confirms dawn raid in kraft paper sector

The European Commission has confirmed that on 15 January 2018 its officials carried out an unannounced inspection at the premises of a company operating in the kraft paper sector. The inspection took place in one Member State and is part of the same investigation that led the Commission to carry out unannounced inspections in 2016 and 2017 in the sector of kraft paper and industrial paper sacks. 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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