Region: Europe

Correction: France says food packaging cartel misled consumers about potentially hazardous chemical

France’s Competition Authority has sent a statement of objections to over 100 companies including Nestlé, alleging that they conspired to hide from consumers whether their food packaging no longer contained a potentially dangerous chemical that was banned by the government in 2015.

13 October 2021

Former Ofcom official rejoins Compass Lexecon

Ciara Kalmus has left the UK's communications regulator after a decade to rejoin Compass Lexecon as a senior vice president in London.

13 October 2021

White & Case and Covington & Burling promote in Europe

White & Case has promoted Lars Petersen to partner in Germany, while Covington & Burling has promoted Melissa Van Schoorisse and Katherine Kingsbury to of counsel and special counsel.

12 October 2021

Poland searches surveillance provider accused of RPM

Poland’s competition authority has raided the local subsidiary of video surveillance provider Dahua Technology and three of its distributors as part of a resale price maintenance investigation.

12 October 2021

Hollywood film distributors settle antitrust probe in Spain

Hollywood’s biggest film distributors have promised not to share confidential information about their movie premieres with audience measurement companies, settling an investigation by Spain’s competition authority.

11 October 2021

UK government reappoints Scott as CMA interim chair

UK business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has reappointed Jonathan Scott as interim chair of the Competition and Markets Authority, while the agency’s search for a permanent replacement goes on.

11 October 2021

CMA appoints new head of mergers division

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has appointed David Stewart to replace Andrea Gomes da Silva as its executive director of mergers and markets.

08 October 2021

Kirkland & Ellis promotes in London

Kirkland & Ellis has promoted competition lawyers Athina Van Melkebeke and Philipp Gnatzy to the partnership in London.

08 October 2021

EU official outlines alternatives to new Article 22 position

The European Commission considered adopting value-based thresholds or introducing a voluntary merger notification system instead of accepting below-threshold referrals, the agency’s deputy-director of mergers has disclosed.

07 October 2021

CAT orders Google class action claim to proceed in the UK

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has ruled that a class action claim against Google can proceed in the UK and will include the technology company’s businesses in the US and Ireland.

06 October 2021

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