Focus Antitrust - 24 October 2018
In The News
CMA issues provisional findings on Rentokil Initial/Cannon Hygiene merger
The CMA has provisionally found that Rentokil Initial’s purchase of Cannon Hygiene could lead to higher prices or lower quality for some customers of washroom services. Click here.
Court of Appeal issues judgment in the Unwired Planet/Huawei case
The Court of Appeal has ruled in the Unwired Planet/Huawei case that bringing an action for a prohibitory injunction against an alleged infringer of a standard essential patent without notice or prior consultation was not necessarily abusive conduct for the purposes of the prohibition on the abuse of a dominant position. In determining whether conduct was abusive, account had to be taken of the actual circumstances in the case, including precisely what notice was given and the nature and extent of consultations. Click here.
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- The General Court has upheld an appeal by GEA Group against the European Commission's decision which re-adopted an amending decision in relation to the heat stabilisers cartel. The court has annulled the decision. Click here.
- The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of GitHub by Microsoft. The Commission concluded that effective competition in the relevant markets would continue and Microsoft would have no incentive to undermine the open nature of GitHub's platform. Click here.
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