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Briefings

Briefings

Antitrust Review January - February 2012

21 March 2012

In this issue:

European Union

  • Commission probe into transatlantic joint venture.
  • Commission opens proceedings against Samsung. 
  • Commission blocks Deutsche Börse / NYSE Euronext merger. 

China

  •  MOFCOM conditionally clears hard disk drive sector acquisition.

Czech Republic

  • Chairman of the Czech Competition Office partly annuls decision against Telefónica Czech Republic. 

France

  • French Competition Authority publishes finalised settlement procedures guidelines and compliance programme framework. 

Germany

  • FCO decision on jurisdiction over joint ventures established outside Germany. 

Romania

  • Oil companies fined by the Romanian Competition Council. 

Slovak Republic

  • Guidelines for settlement procedure in force. 

Spain

  • CNC continues to investigate information exchanges. 

United Kingdom

  • OFT refers acquisition of Cambridge Water plc to the Competition Commission. 

United States

  • HSR and interlocking directorates thresholds revised. 
     
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