Focus Antitrust Competition Weekly Email Alert - 8 June 2011


The General Court has delivered judgments on appeals by Total SA, Elf Aquitaine SA and Arkema France against the European Commission's decision in the acrylic glass cartel. The General Court held that the Commission was correct to attribute liability for Arkema's infringement to its parent companies, on the basis that the parties had not provided sufficient evidence to rebut the presumption that the parent companies exercised decisive influence over Arkema. Click here and here to read the judgments in French.


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The General Court has published an order removing an appeal by ArcelorMittal against the European Commission's decision in the pre-stressing steel cartel case from its register. Click here to read the order in French. Mergers – Cleared

Sanex/Colgate. Click here. BASF/INEOS. Click here. Mergers – Invitation to Comment

Imerys/Rio Tinto Talc Business. Click here. Xella/H+H. Click here. GE Energy/Converteam. Click here. IPIC/CEPSA. Click here. Public Procurement

The European Commission has issued a consultation on a legislative initiative to set the terms of third country access to the EU's public procurement market. Click here. UK


The CAT has dismissed an application by Durkan requesting that the OFT pay two thirds of the costs of its appeal against the OFT's construction cover pricing decision. Click here. The CAT has published an order to establish a confidentiality ring in the context of the appeals by BT, Vodafone, Hutchison 3G UK and Everything Everywhere against an Ofcom decision imposing price controls in respect of wholesale mobile voice call termination. Click here. OFT

The OFT has published a report evaluating the impact of its 2001 decision finding that Napp Pharmaceuticals had abused its dominant position contrary to the Chapter II prohibition of the Competition Act 1998. Click here. The OFT has published the full text of its clearance decision on the anticipated acquisition by The Hanover Insurance Group of Chaucer Holdings plc. Click here. Mergers – Invitation to Comment: SRCL Limited/Ecowaste Southwest Limited; Sims Metal Management/Dunn...

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