CMA issues interim report on market study into online platforms and digital advertising

The CMA has issued its interim report on its market study into online platforms and digital advertising. The report concludes that there is a strong argument for the development of a new regulatory regime, which could include rules governing the behaviour of online platforms and giving people greater control over their own data. Comments are invited by 12 February 2020. Click here.

CMA clears anticipated purchase of gene therapy company Spark Therapeutics by pharmaceutical company Roche Holdings

The CMA has cleared the anticipated purchase of gene therapy company Spark Therapeutics by pharmaceutical company Roche Holdings. Click here.

CMA issues fines to Berkshire estate agents for fixing minimum commission rates

The CMA has fined three Berkshire estate agents over £600,000 for fixing the minimum commission rates they charged their customers. Click here.

EU

Mergers

  • The European Commission has opened an in-depth phase 2 merger investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering CO., Ltd by another shipbuilding group, Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings. The Commission is concerned that the merger may reduce competition in various global cargo shipbuilding markets. Click here.

UK

CMA

  • The CMA has announced the launch of its merger inquiry into the completed acquisition by Google LLC of Looker Data Sciences, Inc. Click here.