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Prioritising European antitrust investigations

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Special correspondent for public affairs, Mathew Heim of The Centre, Brussels, looks at changes in the European Commission’s antitrust priority assessment criteria

ACCC releases guidelines for comment

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The ACCC has released draft Merger Review Process Guidelines for comment, which expand on its 2004 guideline and outline the ACCC’s processes for reviewing mergers, including confidential mergers.

Canada amenable to behavioural remedies

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The Competition Bureau allows the acquisition of publishing and distribution group Sogides by Québecor Media, showing its willingness to accept behavioural remedies with a consent agreement.

Graphite electrodes cartelist fined

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Nippon Carbon Co has pleaded guilty to its part in a price-fixing conspiracy and has been fined. It is the seventh party to be convicted in Canada for participating in the graphite electrodes cartel.

Labatt admits to price maintenance

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Labatt has pleaded guilty and will pay C$250,000 for its price maintenance offence.

Draft Chinese competition law circulated

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The State Council is reported to have finished its review of the draft competition law, unofficial copies of which have been circulated.

CEO fined in landmark personal liability judgment

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A case against Swatch Group Nordic has resulted in the fining of the chief executive officer - the first time that personal liability has been invoked under the Competition Act.

Competition Act amended and clarified

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Recent changes to the Competition Act have been adopted, providing procedural details and clarification of current practices of the Competition Office.

Three-to-two merger approved for failing firm

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A merger of grocery retail chains was approved by the antitrust commissioner, based on the failing firm doctrine.

Railway carrier fined e2.5 million

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The largest Polish railway carrier has been fined for an illegal market agreement.