Focus Antitrust - 3 June 2020
In The News
General Court annuls European Commission decision blocking Three/O2 merger
The General Court has annulled the European Commission decision, which blocked the merger between Three and O2, two of the UK’s mobile operators. Click here.
CMA proposing to refer Universal Components’ purchase of 3G for phase 2 investigation
The CMA is proposing to refer Universal Components’ purchase of 3G for a detailed phase 2 investigation, unless the parties offer suitable undertakings in lieu of a reference. The CMA considers that the merger raises competition concerns in the wholesale supply of commercial vehicle and trailer parts. Click here.
European Commission consults on possible new competition tool to deal with structural competition problems across markets
The European Commission is consulting on a possible new competition tool to deal with structural competition problems across markets. After establishing a structural competition problem through a market investigation, the new tool would allow the Commission to impose behavioural and where appropriate, structural remedies. However, there would be no finding of an infringement, nor would any fines be imposed on the market participants. 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.