Competition weekly news summary
Friday, July 30, 2010


  • Commission sends Statement of Objections to Servier for providing misleading and incorrect information
    26 July
    The Commission has addressed a statement of objections under EU antitrust rules to Les Laboratoires Servier and Servier SAS, a French pharmaceutical company. The Commission's provisional view is that Servier provided misleading and incorrect information in reply to a request for information in the context of the pharmaceutical competition sector inquiry.
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  • Commission initiates formal investigations against IBM in two cases of suspected abuse of dominant market position
    26 July 2010
    The Commission initiated formal antitrust investigations against IBM Corporation in two cases of alleged infringements of EU antitrust rules. Both cases are related to IBM's conduct on the market for mainframe computers.
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  • Commission approves merger between United Air Lines and Continental Airlines
    27 July 2010
    The Commission's investigation confirmed the complementary nature of United's and Continental's respective networks as regards transatlantic EEA-US routes and the fact that their combination will not give rise to concerns on any specific route.
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  • Commission clears Schlumberger's proposed acquisition of Smith
    26 July 2010
    The Commission's investigation found that the operation would not give rise to any significant competition concerns, since the horizontal overlaps on all markets are limited and the parties would continue to face strong, effective competitors.
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