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
Will couples who were locked down together stay together? Cohabitation in the wake of Covid-19
When the first lockdown measures were introduced, many couples were faced with an ultimatum: either move in together or isolate separately
Law Commission’s proposals on enfranchisement
Following the long awaited release of the Law Commission's reports last month, read our analysis on the enfranchisement reforms here.