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European Commission confirms dawn raids in the grocery retail sector in France

The European Commission has carried out dawn raids at the premises of companies active in the grocery retail sector in France. The Commission has concerns that two grocery retail companies may have infringed Article 101. Click here.

CMA issues statement of objections in relation to market sharing for anti-nausea tablets

The CMA has issued a statement of objections in relation to market sharing for anti-nausea tablets. The statement of objections alleges that, between June 2013 and July 2018, Alliance, Focus, Lexon and Medreich agreed not to compete for the supply of prescription-only Prochlorperazine 3mg dissolvable or “buccal” tablets to the NHS. Click here.

EU

Mergers

The General Court has dismissed the appeal by KPN against the European Commission’s decision approving the Vodafone/Liberty Global joint venture. Click here.

UK

CMA

The CMA has given notice of its intention to make an order which will prohibit the merger between Sainsbury’s and Asda and is inviting comments on the draft. Click here.