Focus Antitrust - 9 May 2018
In The News
European Commission clears ArcelorMittal's acquisition of Ilva subject to conditions
The European Commission has cleared the acquisition of Ilva by ArcelorMittal following a phase 2 merger investigation. The decision is conditional on the divestiture of a number of assets intended to preserve competition on European steel markets. Click here.
European Commission confirms dawn raids in the metal packaging sector
The European Commission has confirmed that on 24 April 2018 its officials carried out unannounced inspections in several Member States at the premises of companies active in the metal packaging sector. The Commission has concerns that the companies involved may have infringed Article 101. The Commission officials were accompanied by their counterparts from the relevant national competition authorities. The German Competition Authority initially investigated the conduct of a number of undertakings active in this sector and found that the suspected anticompetitive behaviour may have extended to markets outside Germany, in several Member States. Click here.
The European Commission has approved the acquisition of Rockwell Collins by United Technologies Corporation in the aerospace sector. The decision is conditional on divestment of businesses in actuators, pilot controls, ice protection and oxygen systems. Click here.
The CMA has referred the proposed merger of SSE Retail and Npower for an in-depth phase 2 merger investigation. Click here.
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The United Arab Emirates Joins the Madrid System
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The key challenge will be how the environmental targets are actually met.
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It’s usually invisible, but in all likelihood, you’ve got tail spend.
Mark Hill writes for In-House Community Magazine on solutions templating, a new priority for in-house legal teams
Removing the burden from legal teams, contract managers and administrators.
Olivia Crane quoted by SoGlos on the increasing issue of cyber fraud being faced by businesses in Gloucestershire
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Food Sector steps up on climate goals
Blue Sky Linking
Daniel looks at Sky's recent success in obtaining interim protection from infringement of their broadcast rights
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Recording Phone Calls: Don’t take Consent for Granted
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Continuing Progress in the Sphere of Inclusive and Non-Discriminatory Advertising
The latest developments from the ASA, CAP and BCAP relating to the advertising regulators’ attempts to tackle discrimination in advertising.
eCommerce and the Post-Brexit State of Play
Key UK and EU legislation governing how online platforms deal with consumers and their business users.
UK and EU launch two-pronged attack into whether Facebook is abusing a dominant market position
The CMA and the European Commission have said that they intend to work together closely as their respective investigations develop.