Focus Antitrust - 25 July 2019
In The News
European Commission fines Qualcomm €242 million for engaging in abusive predatory pricing for 3G baseband chipsets
The European Commission has fined Qualcomm €242 million for abusing a dominant position in 3G baseband chipsets by engaging in predatory pricing aimed at forcing its competitor Icera out of the market. Click here.
CMA proposing to refer Liqui-Box/DS Smith packaging merger
The CMA is proposing to refer Liqui-Box’s proposed takeover of DS Smith’s rigid and flexible packaging business for a detailed phase 2 merger investigation, unless the parties offer suitable undertakings in lieu of a reference. Click here.
Competition Appeal Tribunal finds against Network Rail
The Competition Appeal Tribunal has upheld a claim against Network Rail, finding that a requirement that suppliers seeking access to Network Rail’s managed infrastructure must obtain supplier assurance only through a specified scheme and not through alternative schemes infringes the Chapter I and Chapter II prohibitions. Click here.
- The European Commission has cleared Vodafone's acquisition of Liberty Global's cable business in Czechia, Germany, Hungary and Romania, subject to conditions. Click here.
- The CMA is proposing to refer the award of the East Midlands rail franchise to Abellio East Midlands Limited for a detailed phase 2 merger investigation, unless the Abellio offers suitable undertakings in lieu of a reference. Click here.
For more information please contact Paul Stone on +44 (0)20 7203 5110 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
News & Insights
Operational Resilience third party service provision and outsourcing - the new normal
The Bank of England,the PRA and the FCA published consultation papers to implement a stronger regulatory framework.
ASA continues to focus on Influencer Marketing in 2020
In the first round of published adjudications for 2020 the ASA upholds complaints about Instagram Posts promoting Southern Comfort.