Topic: Structural remedies

EU countries propose additions to DMA

The Digital Markets Act should give the European Commission the power to impose personalised obligations on gatekeepers beyond those set out in the legislation, the French, Dutch and German governments have said.

09 September 2021

CADE calls for remedies in controversial car rental tie-up

Brazil’s competition enforcer has asked its internal tribunal to impose structural and behavioural remedies on a merger between the country's two largest rental car providers to prevent the combined company oversaturating the market.

07 September 2021

Nord Stream 2 must unbundle supply from its operation, German court rules

A German court has refused to exempt the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from EU regulation aimed at ensuring fair competition in the gas sector.

26 August 2021

South African enforcer seeks to reverse Burger King merger block

The Competition Commission of South Africa has backtracked from its controversial decision to block the acquisition of Burger King South Africa, asking the country’s specialist competition tribunal to instead approve the deal subject to multiple public interest commitments.

18 August 2021

France greenlights toy store takeover with structural remedies

France’s Competition Authority has cleared a deal that will save toy retailer Maxi Toys from bankruptcy, subject to the buyer divesting three of the 95 purchased stores.

13 August 2021

CMA looks to reverse Facebook/Giphy deal

Forcing Facebook to unwind its already completed acquisition of Giphy is likely the only way to solve concerns that the deal has or will harm competition in the markets for social media and display advertising, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has said.

12 August 2021

Dutch enforcer clears funeral deal with structural remedies

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets has cleared funeral service provider DELA’s acquisition of rival Yarden, subject to the merged entity divesting seven crematoria and two funeral homes.

06 August 2021

Russia imposes structural and behavioural conditions on pharma deal

Russia’s competition authority has conditioned the approval of a tie-up between a major pharmaceutical distributor and a retail chain on the sale of multiple pharmacies and a promise of non-discriminatory behaviour.

06 August 2021

EU clears Orange acquisition with remedies

The European Commission has cleared Orange’s €268 million acquisition of Telekom Romania, subject to the latter divesting its 30% minority shareholding in Telekom Romania Mobile Communications.

29 July 2021

Italy accepts Telecom Italia and DAZN broadcasting commitments

Pay-TV provider DAZN has agreed to open access to its sports streaming content to non-Telecom Italia subscribers to resolve competition concerns related to a football broadcasting agreement, Italy’s Competition Authority has said.

28 July 2021

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