• The CMA has issued a further update in relation to its investigation into suspected breaches of competition law in the hotel online booking sector.  The CMA has stated that it is examining the announcement made by Expedia that from 1 August 2015 it will waive its rate, conditions and availability parity clauses with its hotel partners for a period of five years in line with the formal commitments offered by Booking.com and accepted by the national competition authorities in France, Italy and Sweden in April 2015.  Click here.
  • The CMA has formally cleared the completed acquisition by Sonoco Products Company of Weidenhammer Packaging Group. This confirms the CMA’s provisional findings, which were published in May.  Click here.
  • The CMA has issued an update in relation to its investigation into certain agreements relating to paroxetine under the Competition Act 1998 and Article 101.  The update states that additional time is needed to consider parties’ responses to the statement of objections and supplementary statement of objections and so the estimated timing of the final decision has been put back by around 6 months.  Click here.