Tag Archives: ANTITRUST

Thales extends the acceptance period of the offer for Gemalto by ten weeks until 15 August 2018

Paris La Défense, 07-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Reference is made to the joint press release by Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) and Gemalto (Euronext Amsterdam and Paris: GTO) dated 27 March 2018 in relation to the launch of the recommended all-cash … Read the full press release

Snam completes acquisition of an 82% controlling stake in TEP Energy Solution following antitrust clearance

San Donato Milanese (Milan), 02-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Following antitrust clearance, Snam completed today the acquisition of an 82% controlling stake in TEP Energy Solution (TEP), one of Italy’s leading enterprises in the energy efficiency sector, for a total consideration of … Read the full press release

Sanofi: the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act for Sanofi’s acquisition of Bioverativ has expired

PARIS, 26-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sanofi announced today that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”), applicable to Sanofi’s proposed acquisition of Bioverativ Inc. (“Bioverativ”, NASDAQ: BIVV) has expired. On February 7, … Read the full press release

International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) appointed Partner Andrew Hockley as the new Head of its Antitrust and Competition Group

LONDON, 1-5-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has today (29 April 2015) announced the appointment of Partner Andrew Hockley as the new Head of its Antitrust and Competition Group effective from 1 May 2015. Andrew joined … Read the full press release

Wienerberger AG announced antitrust proceedings against its former wholly owned subsidiary in Germany terminated

 End of proceedings against Koramic Dachprodukte GmbH & Co KG Wienerberger is committed to fair competition Vienna, Austria, 04-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Wienerberger AG today received the official decision that the proceedings initiated against Koramic Dachprodukte GmbH & Co KG, a former … Read the full press release

EC Vice-President Joaquín Almunia comments on Lundbeck anticompetitive agreements case

Commission fines Lundbeck and other pharma companies for delaying market entry of generic medicines: statement by Vice-President Almunia Joaquín Almunia – Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Competition Policy Press conference, Brussels, 21-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Today the European Commission has found … Read the full press release

EC confirmed it probed cargo train transport service companies in South Eastern Europe for anti-competitive practices

Brussels, 21-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission can confirm that on 18 June 2013 Commission officials carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of several companies active in the sector of cargo train transport services to South Eastern Europe. Inspections took … Read the full press release

EC fines Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck over anticompetitive agreements

Brussels, 20-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has imposed a fine of € 93,8 million on Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck and fines totalling € 52,2 million on several producers of generic medicines. In 2002, Lundbeck agreed with each of these … Read the full press release

Victims of antitrust violations can claim damages under newly proposed EU legislation

Brussels, 11-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Antitrust: Commission proposes legislation to facilitate damage claims by victims of antitrust violations.  The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a Directive on how citizens and companies can claim damages when they are victims of infringements … Read the full press release

U.S. FTC antitrust clearance for Bayer’s offer to acquire Conceptus, Inc. of California

Offer expires at midnight on June 4/5, 2013 Leverkusen,  30-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Antitrust clearance from the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was obtained with respect to Bayer’s acquisition of Conceptus, Inc., Mountain View, California (NASDAQ:CPTS). The FTC raised no objection … Read the full press release

Air Canada, United and Lufthansa commit to address EC concerns over revenue-sharing joint venture

Brussels, 24-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Antitrust: Commission renders legally binding commitments from Star alliance members Air Canada, United and Lufthansa on transatlantic air transport passenger market. The European Commission has accepted commitments offered by Air Canada, United and Lufthansa to address the … Read the full press release

EC confirmed unannounced sugar sector inspections

Brussels, 17-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission can confirm that on 23 April 2013 Commission officials undertook unannounced inspections at the premises of companies active in the sugar industry in several Member States. The inspections relate to the supply of white … Read the full press release

Joaquín Almunia welcomes Visa Europe’s proposed commitments to cut inter-bank fees for credit cards

Brussels, 14-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Vice President Almunia welcomes Visa Europe’s proposed commitments to significantly cut its inter-bank fees for credit card payments, to a level of 0.3% of the value of the transaction (a reduction of about 40 to 60%) and … Read the full press release

The EC sent Statement of Objections to Motorola Mobility on potential misuse of mobile phone standard-essential patents

Brussels, 6-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has informed Motorola Mobility of its preliminary view that the company’s seeking and enforcing of an injunction against Apple in Germany on the basis of its mobile phone standard-essential patents (“SEPs”) amounts to an abuse … Read the full press release

The European Commission invites comments from interested parties on commitments offered by Penguin (Pearson Group, UK)

Brussels, 22-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission is inviting comments from interested parties on commitments offered by Penguin (Pearson Group, United Kingdom). The proposed commitments aim to alleviate concerns that Penguin may have engaged in an anti-competitive concerted practice affecting the … Read the full press release

Antitrust: Commission accepts legally binding commitments from Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, Hachette, Holtzbrinck and Apple for sale of e-books

Brussels, 14-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — What were the Commission’s concerns? In December 2011, the Commission opened proceedings against Apple and five international publishers: Simon & Schuster (CBS Corp.), Harper Collins (News Corp.) both headquartered in the US, Hachette Livre (Lagardère Publishing) … Read the full press release

Antitrust: Commission welcomes General Court judgments on appeals in calcium carbide cartel

Brussels, 14-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission welcomes today’s judgments by the EU General Court (GC) upholding the fines imposed in 2009 on Novácke chemické závody (NCHZ) (T-352/09), Ecka Granulate (T-400/09) and Almamet (T-410/09) for participating in a cartel in the sector of calcium carbide and … Read the full press release

Antitrust: Commission fines producers of TV and computer monitor tubes € 1.47 billion for two decade-long cartels

Brussels, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has fined seven international groups of companies a total of € 1 470 515 000 for participating in either one or both of two distinct cartels in the sector of cathode ray tubes (“CRT”). For almost ten years, between 1996 … Read the full press release

Antitrust: Commission welcomes Court of Justice judgment in the AstraZeneca case

Brussels, 6-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission welcomes today’s judgment by the Court of Justice of the European Union (Case C-457/10 P) dismissing an appeal brought by AstraZeneca against the judgment by the General Court of 2010 which had upheld – … Read the full press release

Antitrust: Commission opens proceedings against Bulgarian Energy Holding

Brussels, 4-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has opened formal proceedings to investigate whether Bulgarian Energy Holding may be abusing its dominant market position in the wholesale electricity market in Bulgaria. The Commission has concerns that Bulgarian Energy Holding might be … Read the full press release

Antitrust: Commission welcomes General Court judgment on tariff arrangements within Groupement des cartes bancaires

Brussels, 3-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission welcomes yesterday’s judgment by the EU General Court in case T-491/07-Groupement des cartes bancaires “CB”. The judgment fully upholds the Commission decision finding that Groupement restricted competition with certain fees and tariffs which hindered … Read the full press release