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Focus Antitrust - 21 March 2018

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Competition Appeal Tribunal makes reference to ECJ in generic paroxetine pay for delay case

The Competition Appeal Tribunal has referred a number of questions to the ECJ following a judgment in the appeals against the CMA decision which found that a number of pharmaceutical companies had infringed competition law by delaying the entry of generic versions of paroxetine.  Click here.

European Commission opens investigation into German grid operator TenneT for limiting cross border electricity capacity with Denmark

The European Commission has opened a formal investigation to assess whether German grid operator TenneT's limitation of capacity from Western Denmark into Germany breaches the prohibition on the abuse of a dominant market position by discriminating against non-German electricity producers.  Click here.  


  • The CMA is consulting on draft guidance, following the Government’s decision to amend the UK merger control jurisdictional thresholds to allow the Government to intervene in mergers in three sectors on national security grounds.  Click here.   
  • The CMA has cleared the merger between Derby Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust and Burton Hospitals Foundation Trust, finding that the merger is expected to result in substantial patient benefits, which outweigh any potential competition concerns.  Click here.
  • The CMA has cleared GVC’s acquisition of Ladbrokes following a Phase 1 merger investigation, concluding that GVC and Ladbrokes are not close rivals and that there are many other providers of betting and gaming services online.  Click here.

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