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Focus Antitrust - 18 April 2018

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CMA refers university laundry services merger for phase 2 investigation

The CMA has referred JLA’s purchase of Washstation for an in-depth merger investigation.   The CMA found that the merger may substantially lessen competition in the supply of managed laundry services to higher education customers, leading to higher prices, lower quality or less innovation in these services.  Click here.

CMA obtains director disqualification undertakings against two estate agent directors for cartel conduct

The CMA has secured the disqualification of two directors of estate agents in Somerset, which the CMA found had breached competition law by agreeing to fix their minimum commission rates at 1.5%.  Click here.  


Articles 101 and 102
  • The European Commission has confirmed that on 10 April 2018 its officials carried out unannounced inspections in several Member States at the premises of companies active in the distribution of media rights and related rights pertaining to various sports events and/or their broadcasting. The Commission has concerns that the companies involved may have infringed Article 101.  Click here.


  • The CMA has opened an investigation into alleged anti-competitive agreements in the musical instruments and equipment sector.  Click here.   

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