22 Apr 2020

Competition & Regulatory Newsletter

European Commission publishes Temporary Framework for assessing antitrust issues related to business cooperation in response to Covid-19

The European Commission issued a Temporary Framework communication which sets out the criteria that the Commission will follow in assessing possible cooperation projects aimed at addressing the shortage of essential products and services during the Covid-19 outbreak. The Temporary Framework also sets out the procedure that companies must follow to obtain the Commission’s feedback as to whether their cooperation is lawful in this context.

Also in this newsletter

  • UK's CMA blocks Sabre/Farelogix
  • European Commission accepts Article 22 referral request in Mastercard/Nets
  • China’s SAMR fines three API active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturers USD 29m over abuse of dominance


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