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03 July 2019

Focus Antitrust - 3 July 2019

In The News

CMA launches market study into online platforms and digital advertising

The CMA has launched a market study into online platforms and the digital advertising market in the UK. This forms part of the launch of the CMA’s digital markets strategy. Click here.

European Commission fines Canon €28 million for implementing merger before notification and approval

The European Commission has fined Canon €28 million for implementing its acquisition of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation before notification to and approval by the Commission. Click here.

Secretary of State issues public interest intervention notice in relation to two newspaper mergers

The Secretary of State has issued a public interest intervention notice in relation to the acquisition of a 30% stake by the International Media Company in Lebedev Holdings Limited and the acquisition of a 30% stake by Scalable LP in Independent Digital News and Media Limited. Click here.

EU

Mergers
  • The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of Red Hat by IBM. Click here.

UK

CMA
  • The CMA has referred the anticipated acquisition by Illumina Inc. of Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. for an in-depth phase 2 merger investigation.  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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