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27 March 2019

Focus Antitrust - 27 March 2019

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CMA opens investigation into supply of construction services

The CMA has opened an investigation into suspected anti-competitive arrangements in the supply of construction services in Great Britain which may infringe Chapter I of the Competition Act 1998. Click here.

European Commission approves acquisition of Asco by Spirit subject to conditions

The European Commission has approved the acquisition of Asco by Spirit. Both companies are active in the aerospace equipment industry worldwide. The approval is conditional on a number of commitments offered by Spirit. Click here.

European Commission opens in-depth phase 2 merger investigation into Novelis' proposed acquisition of Aleris

The European Commission has opened an in-depth phase 2 merger investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Aleris by Novelis. The Commission is concerned that the proposed acquisition may reduce competition in the supply of various semi-finished aluminium products. Click here.

EU

Mergers
  • The European Commission has approved the acquisition of Jardine Lloyd Thompson by Marsh & McLennan Companies. The approval is conditional on the divestment of JLT's global aerospace insurance broking practice. Click here.

  • The European Commission has approved the acquisition by Danish Agro of Konekesko's agricultural machinery distribution businesses in Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The approval is conditional on the divestiture of Danish Agro's agricultural machinery distribution business in Estonia. Click here.

UK

CMA
  • The CMA has fined guitar supplier Fender Europe £25,000 for concealing relevant documents during an inspection of its UK headquarters.  Click here.


For more information please contact Paul Stone on +44 (0)20 7203 5110 or at paul.stone@crsblaw.com.

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