Focus Antitrust - 28 March 2018
In The News
European Commission fines eight producers of capacitors €254 million for participating in cartel
The European Commission has fined eight companies €254 million for operating a cartel for the supply of aluminium and tantalum electrolytic capacitors between 1998 and 2012. Click here.
European Commission clears Bayer's acquisition of Monsanto subject to conditions
The European Commission has approved the acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer following a Phase 2 merger investigation. The approval is conditional on a number of divestments to address the parties' overlaps in seeds, pesticides and digital agriculture. Click here.
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The European Commission has invited comments on commitments by the German grid operator TenneT to increase capacity on the electricity interconnector between Western Denmark and Germany. The commitments are in response to the Commission’s concerns that capacity restrictions may amount to an abuse of a dominant position. Click here.
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News & Insights
Ofcom publishes recommendations on making on-demand services accessible
Following receipt of consultation responses, Ofcom publishes its public statement on making on-demand services accessible.
Beach bodies, adverts and gender stereotypes
CAP announces new rules and guidelines following review into harmful gender stereotypes in advertising.