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The CMA fined Nicholls £146,000 for breach of standstill obligation during the Nicholls'(Fuel Oils)/DCC Energy Limited merger investigation. Nicholls failed to comply with the CMA's interim measures to maintain the two businesses separate.
Christian Peeters, competition law partner at global law firm DWF, looks at the US administration's ban on Huawei from an antitrust perspective and highlights how Google's and other companies' compliance with the executive order has knock-on effects on competitive smartphone markets in the EU and on EU consumers.
Monday's decision brings to an end an investigation the EC had opened back in June 2016 to formally investigate its suspicion that AB InBev was actively hindering cross-border sales of its most popular beer brand, Jupiler, from the neighbouring Holland and France into Belgium.
The CMA has recently confirmed its approach towards holding directors personally responsible for their companies' competition law breaches.
Global legal business DWF has announced the appointments of banking and finance partner, Paul Cesar (Paris) and EU competition partner, Christian Peeters (Brussels).
Find out about the Competition and Markets Authority's findings and what this decision means for business.
Comment by Jonathan Branton, Head of EU and Competition at DWF.
With just 21 hours to go before a "no deal Brexit", Prime Minister Theresa May agreed an extension to the Article 50 period with EU leaders, which means the UK's potential exit from the EU on 12 April 2019 will not now happen and the UK continues as an EU member for the time being.
On 2nd April 2019 the European Commission concluded that a tax break introduced in the Finance Act 2012 constitutes unlawful State aid to certain multi-national businesses.