Topic: Behavioural remedies

Mexico fines Praxair €9.8 million for breaching commitments

Mexico’s antitrust authority has fined Praxair’s Mexican subsidiary €9.8 million for repeatedly failing to comply with commitments to restore competition in the markets for the bulk distribution of oxygen, nitrogen and liquid argon.

02 June 2021

ACCC considers behavioural fix to remedy food sector deal

Woolworths Group and PFD Food Services have proposed a behavioural fix to alleviate the Australian competition enforcer’s concerns that their proposed tie-up would harm competition by removing an important buyer in the food distribution market.

11 May 2021

Belgian enforcer ends purchasing alliance probe with remedies

The Belgian Competition Authority has accepted Carrefour Belgium’s offer to divest its purchasing department to a separate legal entity to address the enforcer’s concerns about its joint purchasing alliance with Provera.

07 May 2021

CADE unwinds plastics deal after behavioural commitments fail

Brazil's competition enforcer has revoked its approval of a completed deal between two plastics makers and fined the merged entity €1.4 million for failing to comply with behavioural commitments imposed in 2014.

04 May 2021

Enforcers signal commitment to tougher merger enforcement

The heads of the UK, German and Australian competition agencies have issued a joint statement challenging common presumptions that mergers are efficiency-enhancing, while committing to a more robust approach and a preference for structural remedies.

20 April 2021

Turkey imposes fourth and highest fine on Google

The Turkish Competition Authority has fined Google €30.7 million and ordered it to remedy the alleged preferencing of its own services in the local search service and accommodation price comparison markets.

15 April 2021

Liebherr agrees to remedy online sales discrimination in Germany

Household appliance manufacturer Liebherr-Hausgeräte Vertriebs has agreed to remove certain quality requirements from its agreements with distributors in Germany, after the national competition authority found that they disadvantage online retailers.

13 April 2021

Uruguay conditionally clears airline deal in first Phase II review

Uruguay’s antitrust authority has imposed remedies on a merger for the first time as it conditionally approved Iberia’s proposed purchase of Air Europa.

08 April 2021

Austrian enforcer settles predatory pricing probe into Merck

Austria's Federal Competition Authority has accepted commitments from pharmaceutical company Merck Sharp & Dohme's local subsidiary to stop charging predatory prices for a brain tumour drug.

06 April 2021

Air Canada abandons Transat deal over EU scrutiny

Air Canada has scrapped its plans to acquire Transat during the European Commission’s in-depth review of the deal, concluding that offering further "onerous" remedies would harm its ability to compete and recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

06 April 2021

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