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Competition monthly highlights—October 2017

Published on: 31 October 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Competition monthly highlights—October 2017
  • In this issue:
  • EU antitrust
  • Judgments dismiss further ‘Pre-stressing steel cartel’ appeals
  • Competition law question in national reference from Bulgaria regarding national electricity transmission ruled inadmissible
  • Appeal dismissed against rejection of complaint by CEAHR over alleged competition law breaches by watch manufacturers
  • VIMC’s appeal against rejection of complaint by Commission unsuccessful
  • Lithuanian Railways fined €28m for hindering competition on rail freight market
  • EU mergers
  • Liberty Global/Ziggo conditional clearance annulled for failure to state reasons for not analysing vertical effects
  • More...

Article summary

This month’s edition of Competition highlights include: (1) the General Court’s judgment in Case T-394/15 KPN v Commission, which upheld a third party action and annulled the Commission’s decision to approve, with commitments, the acquisition by Liberty Global of Ziggo (2) the General Court’s judgment in Case T-704/14 Marine Harvest v Commission, which dismissed an action for annulment of the Commission’s decision to impose fines for the failure to notify a merger and a failure to comply with the standstill obligation and (3) the CAT’s judgment in Balmoral Tanks v CMA, which confirmed that attendance at one meeting during which price information was disclosed with the aim of reducing uncertainty is sufficient to amount to an object restriction. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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