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Antitrust Review May - June 2011

15 July 2011

The Antitrust Review is a bi-monthly commentary on important issues in the antitrust arena, written by our Global Antitrust Practice lawyers. Headlines below from this issue:

European Union

  • Commission publishes draft best practices for cooperation among EU national competition authorities.
  • Commission imposes fines in detergents cartel settlement cases.
  • General Court upholds Visa fine for refusing to admit Morgan Stanley to its network.
  • Suez Environnement and Lyonnaise des Eaux fined for breach of seal.
  • Commission opens investigations into hard disk drive mergers.


  • MOFCOM grants conditional clearance in Russian potash merger case.
  • NDRC fines Unilever following price rises.

Czech Republic

  • Czech Competition Office re-imposes cartel fine.


  • French Competition Authority issues antitrust fining notice.


  • Fuel sector inquiry in the German petrol station sector.


  • Resale price maintenance commitments accepted.


  • Romanian Competition Council accepts commitments.


  • CNC opens proceedings against Telecinco.

United Kingdom

  • OFT issues abuse of dominance decision in Reckitt Benckiser case.
  • OFT announces next steps in audit market.
  • OFT decides not to appeal CAT judgments in construction cases.

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