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Anticompetitive practices

The Danish Competition Authority finds two manufacturers and two associations guilty of forming a cartel in the market for roofing membranes (Icopal, NWP, DTB, TOR)
European Commission (Brussels)
Illegal agreement regarding the Danish market for roofing membranes EU* The Danish Competition Council has decided that the only two Danish manufacturers of roofing membranes; Icopal Danmark ApS (“Icopal”) and Nordic Waterproofing A/S (“NWP”), as well as the two associations Danske (...)

The Finnish Supreme Administrative Court upholds the decision by Finnish Market Court, Finnish Competition Authority, and fines a milk producer for predatory pricing in the national fresh milk markets (Valio)
European Commission (Brussels)
The Supreme Administrative Court considered Valio’s milk pricing a violation of the Competition Act* The Supreme Administrative Court considered Valio’s milk pricing a violation of the Competition Act and ordered a penalty payment of EUR 70 million. In 2012, the FCCA deemed Valio guilty of (...)

The EFTA Surveillance Authority closes investigation into alleged abuse of dominant position by ferry operator and municipality (Color Line / Sandefjord Municipality)
European Commission (Brussels)
ESA closes Color Line and Sandefjord investigation* On 20 December 2016, the EFTA Surveillance Authority (“ESA”) closed an investigation of the ferry company Color Line and the municipality of Sandefjord in Norway. The parties have ended practices alleged to be in breach of the EEA competition (...)

The EFTA Surveillance Authority investigates members of the Norwegian banking sector for suspected breaches of competition rules (DNB / Nordea / Finance Norway / BankID)
European Commission (Brussels)
ESA investigates DNB, Nordea, Finance Norway and BankID* The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) has opened proceedings against DNB, Nordea, Finance Norway and BankID for suspected breaches of the competition rules in the EEA Agreement. Bits, a related organisation to Finance Norway, will also (...)

The Romanian Competition Authority fines seven companies in the maritime pilotage and towage services market for prohibited agreements and abuse of dominance by incumbent national company (Canal Sea Services / CNAPM)
European Commission (Brussels)
Competition Council applies fines on seven companies active in the Romanian maritime harbours* The Competition Council finalised the investigation on the markets for pilotage and towage services and found an infringement of Article 101 TFEU and Article 5(1) of the Competition Law by Canal Sea (...)

The Spanish Competition Authority fines 8 companies, and 9 of their executives for cartel, and bid rigging in public procurement process in the national railway market (INFRAESTRUCTURAS FERROVIARIAS - RAILWAY INFRASTRUCTURES)
European Commission (Brussels)
The CNMC fines four companies and nine of their executives € 5.64 million for dividing up the awards for supplying ADIF with rail turnouts* The CNMC fined € 5.58 million Amurrio Ferrocarril y Equipos, S.A, Jez Sistemas Ferroviarios, S.L., Talleres Alegría, S.A. and Duro Felguera Rail, S.A.U for a (...)

The German Competition Authority declares certain online banking rules violate European and German competition law (Deutsche Kreditwirtschaft - German Banking Industry Committee)
European Commission (Brussels)
Restriction of online payment services by German banking industry in violation of competition law* The Bundeskartellamt has declared certain rules in the online banking conditions of the German Banking Industry Committee (Deutsche Kreditwirtschaft) as illegal. The authority holds the view that (...)

The Spanish Competition Authority fines 8 manufacturers, their business association, and 4 executives for a long-term cartel in the adult diapers market (AIO)
European Commission (Brussels)
The CNMC fines eight manufacturers of adult nappies, their business association and four executives the sum of €128.8 for forming a cartel* The CNMC has found evidence of an infringement of Article 1 of the Defence of Competition Act, 15/2007, of 3 July, and Article 101 of the Treaty on the (...)

The Danish Competition Authority orders the association of film distributors and cinemas to terminate anticompetitive agreements that restrict cinemas in granting discounts on tickets (FAFID/Danske Biografer)
European Commission (Brussels)
The Danish Competition Council finds agreements limiting the ability of cinemas to grant discounts on ticket prices anticompetitive* On May 25 2016 the Danish Competition Council (“DCC”) issued a decision finding that the Association of Danish Film Distributors (“FAFID”) and the Association of (...)

The EFTA Surveillance Authority invites comments on commitments offered by Norwegian undertakings to address the authority’s competition concerns on the Sandefjord-Strömstad ferry route (Color Line / Sandefjord Municipality)
European Commission (Brussels)
EFTA Surveillance Authority invites comments on commitments offered on Sandefjord - Strömstad ferry route* Following the opening of antitrust proceedings by the EFTA Surveillance Authority in March 2015 against the ferry company Color Line AS and the Municipality of Sandefjord in Norway, the (...)

The Swedish Competition Authority closes investigation into the online platform market for food delivery after the dominant firm voluntarily modifies its contractual terms (OnlinePizza)
European Commission (Brussels)
The Swedish Competition Authority closes investigation into the Online platform market for food delivery after OnlinePizza voluntary changed its contractual terms* OnlinePizza Norden AB (OnlinePizza) is the leading online platform for food delivery in Sweden with about 1,200 affiliated (...)

The Spanish Competition Authority fines the national radio broadcasting association for making collective recommendations to its members with anticompetitive effect (AERC)
European Commission (Brussels)
The CNMC fines the Spanish Commercial Radio Broadcasting Association (Asociación Española de Radiodifusión Comercial, AERC) 190,000 euros* Madrid, 21 April 2016. - The CNMC has fined the Spanish Commercial Radio Broadcasting Association (Asociación Española de Radiodifusión Comercial: AERC) for (...)

The Spanish Competition Authority fines two intellectual property rights collecting societies for abuse of dominance (AGEDI/AIE RADIO)
European Commission (Brussels)
CNMC fines two intellectual property rights collecting societies* The Spanish Competition Authority, CNMC (National Commission for Markets and Competition), sanctioned two intellectual property rights collecting societies for abusing their dominant position on the management of intellectual (...)

The French Competition Authority recommends simplification measures and greater transparency in the standardisation and certification processes, particularly in the construction and public works sector (AFNOR/COFRAC/BTP)
European Commission (Brussels)
The Autorité de la concurrence publishes the results of its sector inquiry into standardisation and certification* The Autorité de la concurrence launched in 2014 a sector inquiry into the standardisation and certification processes in France. After an extensive review of the sector and the (...)

The Danish Competition Appeals Tribunal upholds the Competition Council’s decision finding a franchisor company and its franchisees guilty of price fixing and market sharing in the market for robotic milking systems (Lely Scandinavia / Danish Lely Centres)
European Commission (Brussels)
The Danish Competition Appeal Tribunal: Agreement to Fix Prices and Share Markets in Robotic Milking Systems Sector was Illegal* On 30 September 2015, the Danish Competition Appeals Tribunal has upheld a decision adopted by the Danish Competition Council (DCC) on 25 June 2014. The DCC’s (...)

The Spanish Competition Authority fines 23 companies for participating in a cartel in the automobile manufacturing and distribution markets (Fabricantes de automóviles)
European Commission (Brussels)
The CNMC has issued 171 million euros in fines to 21 automobile manufacturing and distributing companies in Spain* On 28/07/2015, The CNMC has issued a total of 171 million euros in fines to 21 companies present in the distribution and marketing of motor vehicles market and/or the provision of (...)

The Spanish Competition Authority fines 12 companies in the refrigerated road haulage market and their sectoral association for price fixing (Grupo Disfrimur, Grupo Trans Onuba)
European Commission (Brussels)
The CNMC issues 8.8 million euros in fines to 12 refrigerated road haulage companies and their sectoral association* The CNMC issues 8.8 million euros in fines to 12 refrigerated road haulage companies and their sectoral association. The sanctions were imposed following an infraction of (...)

The French, Swedish, and Italian competition authorities investigate "parity clauses" in online hotel booking market (Booking.com)
European Commission (Brussels)
Launch of Simultaneous Market Tests in Investigations in Online Hotel Booking Sector* On 15 December 2014, the French, Swedish and Italian competition authorities launched market tests of commitments proposed by Booking.com in antitrust investigations in the online hotel booking sector. (...)

The Austrian Cartel Court upholds request by the Competition Authority and fines a dairy producer for resale price maintenance (NÖM)
European Commission (Brussels)
Settlement with Dairy Producer* On 26 November 2014, the Cartel Court (29 Kt 60/14) imposed a fine of € 583.200 on NÖM AG, a major Austrian dairy producer for anticompetitive behaviour related to RPM with food retailers regarding certain dairy products between 2007 and 2012. The decision was (...)

Unilateral Practices

The Swedish Patent and Market Court upholds decision by the Swedish Competition Authority to fine a tobacco company for abuse of dominance (Swedish Match)
European Commission (Brussels)
Swedish Competition Authority: Tobacco company Swedish Match fined for abuse of market power* The Patent and Market Court in Sweden has ruled that Swedish Match, a producer of snus tobacco, must pay fines amounting to almost SEK 38 million (€ 4 million) for abusing its dominant position. (...)

The Hungarian Competition Authority fines two companies for operating a discriminatory rebate system in the market for contact lenses and care products (ALCON)
European Commission (Brussels)
Rebate system on the online distribution of contact lenses and care products* In 6 August 2015, the Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) imposed a fine of HUF 51 356 000 (EUR 165 670) on the Hungarian Branch of Alcon Services AG (CIBA/Alcon) and a fine of HUF 52 343 000 (EUR 168 850) on Alcon (...)

Mergers

The Swedish Patent and Market Court upholds decision by Stockholm District Court that excessively long non-compete clauses in share purchase agreements do not constitute infringement of competition rules by object (Alfa Quality Moving)
European Commission (Brussels)
Non-compete clauses included in share purchase agreements for a period of five years do not constitute an infringement of competition rules by object* On the 29th of November, the Swedish Patent and Market Court of appeal ruled that anti-competitive clauses included in share purchase (...)

The German Higher Regional Court in Düsseldorf upholds the decision by German Competition Authority to prohibit merger between two supermarket chains (EDEKA / Kaiser’s Tengelmann)
European Commission (Brussels)
Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court confirms prohibition of EDEKA/Kaiser’s Tengelmann merger* Bonn, 24 August 2017: Yesterday the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court rejected appeals filed by EDEKA and Kaiser´s Tengelmann against the Bundeskartellamt’s prohibition of the merger between the super market (...)

The German Competition Authority approves merger in the glass recycling market under de minimis rule (Rethmann GRI VSB)
European Commission (Brussels)
Bundeskartellamt clears acquisition of glass recycling companies by the Rethmann group* Bonn, 4 August 2017: The Bundeskartellamt has cleared plans by the Rethmann group to acquire two glass recycling companies, G.R.I.-Glasrecycling NV (Lummen, Belgium) and VSB Holding NV (Lummen, Belgium). (...)

The EU Commission clears acquisition of pharmaceutical company by global conglomerate, subject to commitment that clinical development of innovative insomnia drugs will not be adversely affected by the merger (J&J / Actelion)
DG COMP (Brussels)
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Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness
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DG COMP (Brussels)
J&J/Actelion - falling asleep fast and deeply while staying fully awake on innovation * In a nutshell: The Commission found competitive concerns due to the combination of two development programmes for insomnia drugs, currently in Phase II of clinical trials. These pipeline drugs are based (...)

The EU Commission conditionally approves acquisition of de facto sole control over national incumbent telecommunications company by holding company otherwise competing with it in the market for wholesale access to TV networks (Vivendi / Telecom Italia)
DG COMP (Brussels)
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European Commission (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
Vivendi/Telecom Italia - jurisdictional and substantive assessment of minority shareholdings* In a nutshell: The Vivendi/Telecom Italia case raised interesting issues related to minority shareholdings. In relation to jurisdiction, the transaction consisted of the acquisition of (de facto) (...)

The EU Commission approves acquisition of leading global R&D crop protection company by leading global generic crop protection company, subject to remedies (ChemChina / Syngenta)
DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
ChemChina/Syngenta: when growth is no longer organic* In a nutshell: This case concerned the acquisition of Syngenta by ChemChina, which already controlled Adama, the largest supplier of generic crop protection products. Adama is the largest generic company in this industry worldwide and in (...)

The EU Commission blocks attempted merger between Europe’s two largest stock exchange operators, due to their inability to offer remedies that would prevent the creation of a de facto monopoly in the markets for fixed income clearing (Deutsche Börse / London Stock Exchange)
King’s College (London)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
DB/LSE - Assessing financial infrastructure markets: Network effects, service portfolios and viability of remedies* In a nutshell: The Commission prohibited the merger between the two largest European financial infrastructure groups, Deutsche Börse and London Stock Exchange, in March 2017. This (...)

The EU Commission clears merger between two global chemical companies, subject to remedies to ensure price and innovation competition in the markets for pesticides, petrochemicals (Dow / DuPont)
DG COMP (Brussels)
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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
Dow/DuPont: protecting product and innovation competition * In a nutshell: The main concerns arising in the Dow/DuPont merger related to crop protection, on both product and innovation competition. Innovation is of key importance to this industry and the merging parties were two of only five (...)

The EU Commission clears acquisition between two leading global manufacturers of threat detection equipment, subject to remedies (Smiths Group / Morpho Detection)
DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
Smiths Group/Morpho Detection: maintaining security through innovation* In a nutshell: Smiths’ acquisition of Morpho Detection brought together two leading suppliers of the equipment used to detect explosives and narcotics. This equipment is omnipresent at security checks in airports and is (...)

The EU Commission clears acquisition of leading global professional social networking platform company by leading global software company, subject to 5-year remedies that include monitoring and prevention of tying (Microsoft / LinkedIn)
DG COMP (Brussels)
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European Commission (Brussels)
Microsoft/LinkedIn: Big data and conglomerate effects in tech markets* In a nutshell: The Microsoft/LinkedIn case is an important development in the Commission’s assessment of mergers involving data-related issues in tech industries. It provides further guidance on the framework for the (...)

The EU Commission clears acquisition of global laser manufacturer by its leading competitor, subject to conditions (Coherent / Rofin-Sinar)
European Commission (Brussels)
Coherent/Rofin-Sinar: Merger between leading CO2 laser suppliers cleared in phase I subject to conditions* In a nutshell: After the Bundeskartellamt had prohibited Coherent’s acquisition of Excel (now Synrad) in 2006, Coherent announced in 2016 its intention to acquire Rofin-Sinar; another (...)

The EU Commission clears acquisition between two of the world’s largest rail equipment manufacturers, subject to divestment of the overlapping friction materials business (Wabtec / Faiveley)
DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
Wabtec/Faiveley - Braking News: Commission conditionally clears acquisition in train equipment sector* In a nutshell: The Commission cleared the acquisition of Faiveley Transport by Wabtec, subject to conditions. This case required the assessment of the effects of a merger with a potential (...)

The EU Commission clears acquisition that creates global number two animal health company, subject to fix-it-first remedy including a technology transfer of vaccines (Boehringer Ingelheim / Sanofi Animal Health)
DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
Boehringer Ingelheim/Sanofi Animal Health - The timely injection of a fix-itfirst remedy* In a nutshell: The acquisition of Sanofi’s animal health business by Boehringer Ingelheim led to competition concerns in a number of animal vaccine and pharmaceutical markets. The remedy put forward (...)

The EU Commission clears acquisition between two automotive component manufacturers in the markets for plastic front bumpers, rear bumpers, and front end modules (FEM), subject to conditions (Plastic Omnium / Faurecia Exterior Automotive Business)
DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
Plastic Omnium/Faurecia Exterior Business: The use of delivery distances in defining the geographic market and how supplyside concentration cancels out buyer power* In a nutshell: An in-depth assessment of the customers’ sourcing behaviour and of the Parties delivery distance allowed the (...)

The EU Commission clears acquisition between two global building materials companies active in the cement markets, subject to divestment of geographically overlapping business (HeidelbergCement / Italcementi)
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
HeidelbergCement/Italcementi: Let’s get concrete…* In a nutshell: Two global cement players merged and although their footprint in Europe is rather complementary, their activities overlapped to a great extent in Belgium in a number of markets. In order to remedy the serious doubts in first (...)

The EU Commission clears acquisition between two largest global brewers, respectively third and fourth in Europe, subject to conditions (AB InBev / SABMiller)
DG COMP (Brussels)
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European Commission (Brussels)
ABI/SAB: The emergence of a global beer giant and its challenges for merger review* In a nutshell In May this year, the European Commission approved the acquisition of SABMiller by Anheuser-Busch InBev subject to conditions. The Commission found in its phase I investigation that the (...)

The EU Commission clears acquisition of fourth largest global manufacturer of generic medicines by the largest global competitor, subject to complex remedies and monitoring, including addressing concerns about vertical relationships between parties for the first time in a generics merger (Teva / Allergan Generics)
DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
Teva/Allergan Generics: An unprecedented generics merger* In a nutshell While the Commission has had significant experience dealing with mergers in the generic medicines industry, the sheer scale of Teva/Allergan Generics, combining two of the top four players globally, posed a number of (...)

The EU Commission clears acquisition of global office supplies company by its leading competitor, subject to conditions, but the acquisition is subsequently rejected by U.S. Federal Trade Commission (Staples / Office Depot)
DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
Staples/Office Depot: House of Paper* In a nutshell: In February this year, the European Commission approved the acquisition of Office Depot by Staples. Three months later, the US District Court for the District of Columbia granted the FTC’s request for a preliminary injunction to block the (...)

The EU Commission approves acquisition of a mobile network operator by virtual mobile network operator, subject to fix-it-first remedies (Liberty Global / BASE)
DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
Liberty Global/BASE: Fixing it first in the Belgian mobile market* In a nutshell: Liberty Global/BASE entailed the acquisition of a mobile network operator by a mobile virtual network operator. The transaction prompted an in-depth investigation and was ultimately cleared with a fix-it-first (...)

The EU Commission clears acquisition of global number 2 beverage can manufacturer by global number 1, subject to divesting almost the entire business overlap in Europe (Ball / Rexam)
DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
Ball/Rexam: The beverage can merger – keeping an eye on the Ball* In a nutshell: In January 2016, the Commission cleared the acquisition of the global #2 beverage can manufacturer Rexam by the global #1 Ball, subject to the divestiture of nearly the whole overlap in Europe. A key feature of the (...)

The EU Commission unconditionally clears acquisition between two out of four integrators in the European small package delivery services market (FedEx / TNT)
DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
FedEx/TNT: Signed, sealed, delivered: Clearance without remedies of 4-to-3 merger in the small package delivery services sector* In a nutshell: This is the second major merger review in the small package delivery services markets, following the prohibition by the Commission of the proposed (...)

The EU Commission study analyzes two national telecom merger cases, and finds an associated increase in prices in the Netherlands case, but not in the Austria case (T-Mobile / Orange), (T-Mobile / tele.ring)
DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
Ex post analysis of two mobile telecom mergers: T-Mobile/tele.ring in Austria and T-Mobile/Orange in the Netherlands* In a nutshell: Ex post evaluation of merger decisions is a valuable tool for improving the understanding of markets and to assess merger control policy. To provide reliable (...)

The EU Commission clears acquisition of global semiconductor manufacturer, subject to divestment of its radio frequency power business (NXP / Freescale)
DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
NXP / Freescale: global remedies in a 3 to 3 semiconductor merger* In a nutshell: The case concerned the combination of two major semiconductor manufacturers active worldwide, which was reviewed in several jurisdictions. The Commission cooperated particularly closely with the US FTC to ensure (...)

The EU Commission clears a global energy leader’s biggest industrial acquisition of third largest competitor, subject to divesting part of the gas business to fifth largest competitor, and other remedies (General Electric / Alstom)
DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
General Electric / Alstom: our heavy duty* In a nutshell: The GE/Alstom merger raised concerns in relation to the supply of Heavy Duty Gas Turbines, which are expected to play an important role in the coming decades in the European energy mix. The case is interesting amongst other factors (...)

The EU Commission clears acquisition of pharmaceutical company, with effects in the market for biosimilars, subject to remedies that ensure innovation competition (Pfizer / Hospira)
DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
Pfizer / Hospira: Through the lookingglass: assessing competition by biosimilars* In a nutshell In Pfizer/Hospira, the Commission assessed biosimilar drugs in detail for the first time. Biosimilars aim to have the same therapeutic mechanism as, and be clinically equivalent to, original (...)

The EU Commission unconditionally clears acquisition of one equipment manufacturer by another in the market for the supply of aero-derivative gas turbines (Siemens / Dresser-Rand)
DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
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German Competition Authority (Bonn)
Siemens / Dresser* In a nutshell The Commission was concerned that the acquisition of Dresser-Rand by Siemens would reduce the number of significant suppliers from 3 to 2 for rotating equipment in the oil and gas industry. The in-depth investigation showed that the parties’ activities in gas (...)

The EU Commission approves acquisition of a life science company affecting the markets for laboratory chemicals, subject to remedies (Merck / Sigma-Aldrich)
DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
Merck/Sigma-Aldrich: the 200,000 products case* In a nutshell: In the life science case Merck/Sigma-Aldrich, the Commission focused for the first time on "laboratory chemicals", a term that covers hundreds of thousands of specialty chemicals. The Commission identified concerns regarding the (...)

The EU Commission clears an international telecom’s acquisition of another national telecom, subject to conditions (Orange / Jazztel)
DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
Orange/Jazztel: Convergence meets Consolidation in the Spanish Telecoms Sector* In a nutshell: The Orange/Jazztel transaction takes place in a market that tipped toward fixed-mobile multiple play offers. The forward-looking analysis included an assessment of the parties’ likely future roll-out (...)

Procedures

The German Competition Authority announces fines of € 110 million cannot be collected from a sausage cartel due to its members using an old legal loophole of internal restructuring (Bell Deutschland)
European Commission (Brussels)
"Sausage gap" - Further fines amounting to approx. 110 million euros cease to apply because of internal restructuring measures* In the sausage cartel case the Bundeskartellamt has to terminate further proceedings because the companies were able to make use of a legal loophole which existed (...)

Regulatory

The Bulgarian Competition Authority considers certain draft amendments to the Bulgarian Food Law to be anticompetitive
European Commission (Brussels)
Draft amendments in the Food law restrict competition* On 28 February 2017 the Commission on Protection of Competition (CPC) adopted an advocacy opinion on draft amendments in the Food law. The CPC reckons that the introduction of provisions that regulate the usage of the word “Bulgarian” with (...)

The Hungarian Competition Authority announces that new amendments to the Hungarian Competition Act enter into force
European Commission (Brussels)
New regulations of the Hungarian Competition Act entered into force* The recent amendments of Act LVII of 1996 on the Prohibition of Unfair Trading Practices and Unfair Competition (Tpvt., Hungarian Competition Act) entered into force in December 2016 and in January 2017, and serve a number of (...)

The Dutch Competition Authority recommends reducing barriers to entry in the national market for SME loans (ABN AMRO, ING, Rabobank)
European Commission (Brussels)
Limited competition on Dutch market for SME-finance* ACM has investigated competition among banks active in the Dutch market for SME loans. ACM concludes that there is insufficient competition among banks in this market. The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) has concluded (...)

Public sector

The German Competition Authority allows a company to participate in the national consortium for the construction of military corvettes (ARGE K130)
European Commission (Brussels)
Bundeskartellamt has no serious objections to consortium for the construction of corvettes* Bonn, 19 July 2017: The Bundeskartellamt will not initiate a proceeding to examine whether the planned participation of German Naval Yards Kiel GmbH ("GNYK") in the consortium ARGE K130 violates the (...)

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