30 Apr 2020

Competition law update - Q1 2020


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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