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Focus Antitrust - 27 June 2018

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Trinity Mirror/Northern & Shell merger cleared

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has announced that the Trinity Mirror/Northern & Shell merger does not give rise to public interest or competition concerns and so has been cleared.  Click here.

European Commission opens investigation into Qatar Petroleum

The European Commission has opened a formal investigation into Qatar Petroleum to assess whether its supply agreements with European importers have hindered the free flow of gas within the European Economic Area, in breach of EU competition rules.  Click here.



The European Commission has opened an in-depth phase 2 investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Solvay's global nylon business by BASF. The Commission is concerned that the merger may reduce competition in the supply of key inputs in the nylon production chain.  Click here.



The CMA has referred the proposed merger of data company Nielsen and the advertising intelligence division of Ebiquity for an in-depth phase 2 merger investigation.  Click here.

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