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Competition & Antitrust

26 November 2020
Eva Škufca Competition Protection Agency investigates potential collusion among four LPG providers

Slovenia - Schoenherr

The Competition Protection Agency has initiated an investigation into a potential restrictive agreement or concerted practices among four energy companies. The agency has reasons to believe that the companies breached Article 6 of the Prevention of the Restriction of Competition Act and Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union by agreeing to accept returns of only their own liquefied petroleum gas cylinders.

Authors: Eva Škufca, Lea Avsenik
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Samuel Beighton Merger control: CMA's ability to reject remedy proposals

United Kingdom - Gowling WLG

In April 2020 the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) dismissed a challenge by Ecolab, Inc of the Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA's) decision in its final report on Ecolab's completed acquisition of The Holchem Group Limited, including in relation to the CMA's required divestiture remedy. The CAT's judgment confirms the CMA's ability to reject proposed remedies where it does not have a high degree of confidence that they will effectively address identified competitive concerns.

Author: Samuel Beighton
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