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16 September 2020

Focus Antitrust - 16 September 2020

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CMA to refer motorcycle insurance broker merger

The CMA has found that Ardonagh’s completed purchase of Bennetts raises competition concerns in the distribution of motorcycle insurance to private customers in the UK. Click here.

CMA publishes final decision in Hunter Douglas/247 Home Furnishings window blinds merger investigation

The CMA has published its final decision in its Hunter Douglas/247 Home Furnishings window blinds merger investigation. The CMA has decided that Hunter Douglas must sell the majority of its shares in 247. Click here.

EU

European Courts
  • An Advocate General’s opinion has concluded that the ECJ should confirm that a private action alleging an abuse of dominance is based on tort, even where the abuses takes place within the framework of the contractual relationship between the relevant parties. Click here.

UK

CMA
  • Taboola has announced that it is abandoning its proposed purchase of Outbrain. The merger was referred for a detailed phase 2 investigation by the CMA in June. Click here.
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