30 Apr 2020

Competition law update - Q1 2020

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Welcome to the Q1 2020 edition of our competition law newsletter. This is our quarterly update covering key developments in EU and UK competition law. 

Highlights of this edition include:

  • European Commission opens Phase II into Johnson & Johnson / Takeda merger
  • EU Commission fines Meliá over customer discrimination 
  • European Commission accepts commitments by Transgaz to facilitate natural gas exports
  • Commission confirms extension to liner shipping block exemption
  • Broadcom offers settlement in abuse of dominance case
  • CMA provisionally allows “failing firm” defence for Amazon’s investment in Deliveroo
  • CMA approves Just Eat and Takeaway.com’s £6 billion merger
  • CMA issues merger guidance in light of COVID-19
  • CMA issues £3.4 million in fines and secures director disqualification over the supply of antidepressants
  • Fender Europe fined £4.5 million for illegally preventing price discounts
  • Tesco asked to remove anti-competitive clauses from leases
  • CMA refers FNZ / GBST merger to a Phase 2 review
  • CAT refuses to allow appeal over the CMA’s Tobii / Smartbox decision

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