Topic: Behavioural remedies

CMA set to unroll dough merger

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has provisionally found that Cérélia’s takeover of Jus-Rol can likely only be remedied by the former divesting the entirety of the latter’s UK business, which “would be similar to a prohibition”.

07 November 2022

Rogers/Shaw merger challenge heads to trial

The Canadian competition agency’s attempt to block Rogers Communications’ high-profile acquisition of rival Shaw Communications heads to trial on Monday, following the failure of last-minute mediation sessions intended to reach a compromise on proposed remedies.

04 November 2022

Drinks companies pull plug on three-to-two deal in Denmark

Two major Danish drinks businesses have abandoned a proposed tie-up after the country’s antitrust enforcer raised horizontal competition concerns during an in-depth review into the deal.

27 October 2022

Peru imposes conditions in first Phase II probe under new merger regime

Peru’s competition authority has imposed a set of behavioural remedies on a pair of drugmakers as part of its first in-depth review under the country’s revamped merger control framework, which came into force last year.

26 October 2022

Google hit with €165 million fine and behavioural remedies in India for Android abuse

The Competition Commission of India has provisionally fined Google €165 million for abusing its dominance over its Android mobile ecosystem and ordered the technology giant to adhere to a suite of behavioural remedies.

21 October 2022

UK imposes remedies on Chinese investment in aerospace company

The UK government has imposed a suite of remedies to mitigate the national security concerns associated with a Chinese state-owned investor increasing its stake in a company that owns a UK-based provider of aerospace parts.

12 October 2022

France remedies pharmaceutical deal following EU referral

France’s Competition Authority has conditionally approved Phoenix Group’s €1.5 billion acquisition of McKesson’s European businesses, after asking the European Commission for permission to review national aspects of a deal for only the fourth time.

03 October 2022

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

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