Focus Antitrust - 1 May 2019
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CMA blocks merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda
The CMA has blocked the Sainsbury’s-Asda merger after finding it would lead to increased prices in stores, online and at many petrol stations across the UK. Click here.
CMA accepts director disqualification undertakings in pre-cast concrete drainage products cartel case
The CMA has accepted disqualification undertakings from two former directors of CPM Group Ltd, following CPM’s settlement with the CMA in relation to its participation in the cartel for pre-cast concrete drainage products. Click here.
CMA provisionally clears PayPal / iZettle merger
The CMA has provisionally cleared PayPal’s completed takeover of mobile payments company iZettle after an in-depth phase 2 merger investigation. Click here.
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- The European Commission has accepted commitments by Mastercard and Visa in relation to its investigation into their inter-regional interchange fees. Click here.
- The CMA has announced that it is considering undertakings offered by Rentokil in relation to its acquisition of Mitie Pest Control Limited. Click here.
- The CMA has launched an investigation under Chapter I of the CA98 and Article 101 of the TFEU into suspected breaches of competition law by various parties in relation to musical instruments. Click here.
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