Focus Antitrust - 5 September 2019
In The News
CMA announces settlement in Aspen case and consultation on commitments
The CMA has announced that Aspen has admitted to participating in a market-sharing agreement involving fludrocortisone acetate tablets and agreed to pay a maximum fine of £2.1 million. The CMA is also consulting on commitments offered by Aspen to resolve other aspects of the investigation, including a compensation payment of £8 million to the NHS. Click here.
CMA fines Casio £3.7 million for resale price maintenance
The CMA has fined Casio £3.7 million for preventing online discounting by its retailers for its digital pianos and keyboards. Click here.
CMA orders divestment in Tobii/Smartbox merger case
The CMA has ordered Tobii to sell Smartbox after finding their completed merger could lead to competition concerns in the supply of augmentative and assistive communication solutions. Click here.
- The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Lotos by PKN Orlen. The Commission is concerned that the merger may reduce competition in the supply of fuels and related markets in Poland and neighbouring countries. Click here.
The CMA has referred the anticipated acquisition by Sabre Corporation of Farelogix Inc for an in-depth investigation. The CMA considers that the merger may raise competition concerns in the supply of IT systems used by airlines and travel agents to sell airline tickets. Click here.
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