Topic: Behavioural remedies

EU consults on insurance data-sharing commitments

Insurance Ireland has offered to make access to its data-sharing platform available to non-members on a fair and nondiscriminatory basis, as it looks to address competition concerns raised by the European Commission.

25 February 2022

France fines EDF for abusive use of data

France’s Competition Authority has fined EDF €300 million after accusing the largely state-owned energy company of unlawfully exploiting the use of its customers’ data to maintain its dominance in the electricity supply market.

22 February 2022

KFTC imposes hybrid fix on Korean Air/Asiana merger

Korea’s antitrust authority has approved a merger between the country’s top two airlines on the condition that they divest take-off and landing slots on certain routes over the next decade when new rivals look to enter the market.

22 February 2022

CMA seek remedies in veterinary deal ahead of in-depth review

The UK’s antitrust enforcer said that it plans to open an in-depth review into CVS Group's completed purchase of fellow veterinary services provider The Vet unless the former offers remedies to alleviate competition concerns related to five of the eight practices it acquired.

18 February 2022

Germany clears Facebook/Kustomer tie-up

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has unconditionally cleared Facebook’s acquisition of Kustomer, despite the agency’s head expressing his “unease” about the approval.

11 February 2022

UK moves into “new phase” of Google Privacy Sandbox probe

The UK’s antitrust enforcer will help Google develop its initiative to remove third-party cookies from its Chrome browser before monitoring the company’s global compliance with procompetitive commitments for the next six years, the agency has said while formally accepting the proposals.

11 February 2022

Brazil clears major telecoms merger but opens cartel probe into deal

Brazil’s antitrust watchdog conditionally approved the takeover of Oi by three of the country’s largest telecom operators on the same day that it accepted a recommendation by the federal prosecutor’s office to open an investigation into the acquirers over suspected collusion.

10 February 2022

Chile clears Discovery/WarnerMedia with behavioural remedies

The Chilean antitrust watchdog has imposed conditions on Discovery’s acquisition of AT&T’s WarnerMedia, on the same day that the companies announced the $43 billion deal received no antitrust opposition in the US.

10 February 2022

Chile blocks private health insurance tie-up

The Chilean antitrust watchdog has blocked a proposed private health insurance deal after the merging parties failed to substantiate their cost-savings efficiencies defence or offer structural remedies during an in-depth probe.

04 February 2022

EU considers behavioural remedies in Illumina/Grail deal

Illumina has offered the European Commission a package of behavioural commitments as it attempts to secure approval for its already-completed $7.1 billion acquisition of Grail.

31 January 2022

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