Topic: Behavioural remedies

TF1 and M6 deal abandonment a win for French enforcer, lawyers say

The decision by TF1 and M6 to scrap their highly-contentious merger may be the best possible outcome for France’s Competition Authority since it avoids appeals or a rare Phase III review, local observers have said.

21 September 2022

AG Rantos: German enforcer entitled to assess GDPR in Meta case

Competition authorities can consider a company’s compliance with the EU’s data protection regulation when investigating a potential abuse of dominance, an advocate general at the European Court of Justice has said.

20 September 2022

Telefónica fined €5 million for breaching merger commitments

Spain’s antitrust watchdog has hit Telefónica with a €5 million penalty for not abiding by the remedies it imposed when conditionally approving the telecommunications operator’s acquisition of Distribuidora de Television Digital in 2015.

16 September 2022

Meta claims Giphy acquisition must proceed in light of CMA disclosures

The information that the UK’s antitrust authority unlawfully withheld from Meta and Giphy during its initial Phase II probe into their merger proves that the enforcer was wrong to block the already-completed deal last year, the companies have argued.

24 August 2022

French broadcasters propose remedies to appease apprehensive enforcer

TF1 and M6 have reportedly offered to keep their television and radio advertising businesses separate for three years to sway France’s Competition Authority towards clearing their contentious merger.

23 August 2022

Iceland rejects remedy bid in major telecoms Phase II probe

Iceland's Competition Authority has extended its in-depth investigation into the sale of the country’s key telecommunications infrastructure after dismissing the purchaser's proposed commitments as insufficient to remedy its competition concerns.

15 August 2022

EU seeks independent studies on digital remedies and state of competition

The European Commission has issued two separate tender requests seeking external studies into the effectiveness of its remedies in past digital cases and the state of competition in the bloc.

12 August 2022

CMA accepts modified commitment offer to clear ferry agreement

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has closed its probe into a proposed capacity-sharing agreement between P&O Ferries and DFDS, after the operators promised to appoint a monitoring trustee to ensure they comply with a commitment to limit service cancellations.

08 August 2022

Tickets available for GCR Live: Global Merger Control in Brussels

GCR Live: Global Merger Control is returning to Brussels in October, with panels discussing high-profile deals, novel theories of harm both within and outside the technology sector and the role of economics in merger assessment.

26 July 2022

Colombian enforcer accuses Avianca JV of breaching merger condition

Colombia’s competition enforcer has launched an investigation into whether the country’s largest airline and a local travel agency breached a merger condition after the authority conditionally approved their joint venture in 2018.

21 July 2022

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