Focus Antitrust - 11 March 2020
In The News
Court of Appeal dismisses Network Rail appeal
The Court of Appeal has dismissed Network Rail's appeal against the CMA’s decision that it breached the Chapter I and II prohibitions of the Competition Act 1998 by requiring use of a supplier qualification scheme. Click here.
Court of Appeal remits Pfizer/Flynn excessive pricing case to CMA
The Court of Appeal has remitted the excessive pricing case against Pfizer and Flynn to the CMA for reconsideration of the issues of abuse and penalty. In doing so, the Court clarified the approach that the CMA should adopt in excessive pricing cases. Click here.
European Commission accepts commitments by Transgaz in relation to natural gas exports from Romania
The European Commission has accepted commitments by Transgaz to make available capacities for natural gas exports from Romania to neighbouring Member States, in particular Hungary and Bulgaria. Click here.
• The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of joint control over INWIT by Telecom Italia and Vodafone subject to conditions. Click here.
• The CMA is proposing to refer the educational publishing merger between McGraw-Hill and Cengage for a detailed phase 2 investigation unless the parties offer suitable undertakings in lieu. Click here.
News & Insights
Cladding/EWS1 Forms – What’s it all about?
It is good news that the housing market can continue to operate, with appropriate safeguards, throughout this third national lockdown.
‘Subject to contract’ – The effect of these words in settlement negotiations
The importance of the ‘subject to contract’ label during settlement negotiations and communications.
FCA publishes listing rule on enhanced climate-related disclosures and clarifies existing obligations
Premium listed commercial companies should start addressing what they need to do to make the required disclosures in sufficient detail.