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Focus Antitrust - 17 July 2019

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European Commission opens investigation into Amazon’s use of data from retailers on its platform

The European Commission has opened an investigation to assess whether Amazon's use of data from independent retailers which sell on its marketplace may breach the EU competition rules. Click here.

European Commission approves GlaxoSmithKline's acquisition of Pfizer's Consumer Health Business subject to conditions

The European Commission has approved the acquisition of Pfizer's Consumer Health Business by GlaxoSmithKline. The decision is conditional on the divestment of Pfizer's topical pain management business carried out under the ThermaCare brand. Click here.

CMA proposing to refer LN-Gaiety’s takeover of MCD

The CMA has found that the takeover by LN-Gaiety (Live Nation) of MCD may raise competition concerns in the music promotion industry in Northern Ireland. The CMA is therefore proposing to refer the takeover for a detailed phase 2 merger investigation, unless the parties offer suitable undertakings in lieu of a reference. Click here.


  • The CMA has fined Nicholls’ (Fuel Oils) Limited £146,000 for failure to comply with an initial enforcement order issued by the CMA in relation to its completed acquisition of DCC Energy Limited in Northern Ireland. Click here.
  • The CMA has brought the acquisition by Connect Bidco Limited of Inmarsat plc to the attention of the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, as the CMA considers that the transaction may raise public interest considerations.  Click here.

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