Topic: Behavioural remedies

EU clears LSE/Refinitiv with remedies

The European Commission has approved the London Stock Exchange Group's acquisition of Refinitiv, after accepting substantial structural and behavioural commitments.

13 January 2021

Spain approves tiling deal subject to innovation commitments

Enforcers in Spain and Portugal have conditionally cleared a €568 million deal between two producers of ceramic tile coating, after the companies promised to protect future innovation projects and divest a substantial part of the business.

05 January 2021

Australia rejects Google/Fitbit commitments despite EU approval

Google’s promise not to use certain data collected through wearables to boost its advertising business for 10 years does not alleviate concerns that its acquisition of Fitbit would harm competition, Australia’s antitrust watchdog has said.

22 December 2020

EU conditionally clears Google/Fitbit deal

Critics have accused the European Commission of hiding behind privacy rules to avoid tackling some of the competition issues posed by Google’s acquisition of Fitbit, although others believe it was right for the enforcer to approve the deal subject to decade-long data remedies.

18 December 2020

Google lawsuits pile up as 38 state AGs add to DOJ’s claims

A bipartisan group of US states and territories have alleged that Google illegally sought to maintain a monopoly over general search services, expanding upon a similar lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice in October.

18 December 2020

South Africa rejects coal mining merger interventions

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has rejected six mining companies’ requests to intervene in a proposed coal mining merger, just weeks after it struck out allegations of political interference in the case.

11 November 2020

Turkey accepts first-ever commitments in conduct probe

Turkey’s Competition Authority has ended an abuse of dominance investigation into a provider of airport ground handling services after accepting commitments during a behavioural probe for the first time.

09 November 2020

FTC clears Stryker/Wright Medical as Chopra questions adequacy of compliance monitoring

The Federal Trade Commission has conditionally approved Stryker’s $4 billion purchase of medical device rival Wright Medical, with Commissioner Rohit Chopra urging the agency to adjust how it monitors companies’ compliance with ordered remedies.

04 November 2020

Hong Kong confirms port alliance commitments

Hong Kong’s Competition Commission has accepted behavioural commitments from an alliance of four port terminal operators in response to its concerns that their joint venture could restrict competition.

02 November 2020

Hungary fines Heineken for compliance breach

Hungary’s Competition Authority has fined Heineken for submitting evidence in the wrong format when trying to show its compliance with commitments requiring it to reduce its use of exclusivity clauses in the hospitality sector.

21 October 2020

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