Focus Antitrust - 25 March 2020
In The News
European Competition Network issues joint statement on application of competition law during the COVID-19 crisis
The European Competition Network has issued a joint statement on the application of competition law during the COVID-19 crisis. The European Competition Network is the body through which the European Commission and the national competition authorities in all EU Member States co-operate. The statement explains that the competition authorities understand that the current situation may trigger the need for companies to cooperate in order to ensure the supply and fair distribution of scarce products to consumers and that, in the current circumstances, they will not actively intervene against necessary and temporary measures put in place in order to avoid a shortage of supply. Click here.
CMA provisionally finds musical instrument suppliers Roland and Korg restricted online discounting by their retailers
The CMA has provisionally found that the musical instrument suppliers Roland and Korg restricted online discounting by their retailers. Click here.
CMA proposing to refer window blinds merger
The CMA is proposing to refer Hunter Douglas’ purchase of 247 Home Furnishings Ltd for a detailed investigation, unless the parties offer suitable undertakings in lieu. The CMA considers that the merger raises competition concerns in the supply of made-to-measure window blinds. Click here.
- The CMA has referred the anticipated acquisition by McGraw-Hill Education of Cengage Learning Holdings for an in-depth phase 2 merger investigation. Click here.
News & Insights
COVID-19: Advice for food businesses wanting to diversify
Many food businesses have looked to diversify their offering to maintain business during the Covid-19 lockdown.
COVID-19 – Announcements to changes in UK Insolvency Law to protect businesses and directors
Roger analyses the proposal for reforms to UK insolvency law, designed to protect companies and directors during the COVID-19 outbreak.
A stay on business tenancy terminations
The key restrictions on terminating business tenancies during the Coronavirus outbreak in England and Wales.