Kenya imposes commitments on alcohol deal

The Competition Authority of Kenya has conditioned approval of South African alcohol producer Distell's acquisition of state-owned company Kenya Wine Agencies on the protection of jobs and local business.

India clears Vodafone/Idea tie-up without static

India's competition enforcer yesterday unconditionally approved the $23 billion (€19.7 billion) merger between Vodafone India and Idea Cellular, the second and third largest telecommunications operators in the country.

Germany fines clothes maker and retailer for resale price maintenance

Germany's Federal Cartel Office today handed down a €10.9 million fine to a German clothes maker and a major luxury clothing retailer for resale price maintenance.

  • DG Comp pushes Knorr-Bremse/Haldex to Phase II

    Europe's competition watchdog yesterday opened an in-depth investigation of Knorr-Bremse's proposed hostile buyout of competitor Haldex, after expressing concern the tie-up would remove a key competitor from the EU market for brake systems manufacturing.

  • DG Comp and Germany probing possible German car collusion

    The European Commission and Germany's competition enforcer have confirmed they are reviewing information that suggests BMW, Volkswagen and Daimler colluded to restrain the price of crucial emissions technology.

  • IMS Health agrees commitments with Spanish enforcer

    Spain's competition authority has approved commitments proposed by US healthcare company IMS Health following an investigation over allegedly illegal clauses in the company's contracts.

Trump DOJ adds economics deputy

The Department of Justice's antitrust division has hired Luke Froeb as its new deputy assistant attorney general for economics. 

Former DAAG joins Crowell & Moring

Crowell & Moring announced on Monday that Juan Arteaga, a former deputy in the US Department of Justice's antitrust division, has joined the firm's New York office as a partner.

Excessive pricing: new use for a neglected tool in the enforcement armoury?

Timothy McIver, Anne-Mette Heemsoth and Megan MacDonald at Debevoise & Plimpton in London explore the recent spike in excessive-pricing cases involving the pharmaceutical sector.

EU Cartel Analysis: The Appeals

As part of GCR’s third EU Cartel Survey, we examined five years of court decisions stemming from appeals against European Commission cartel cases. The data implies that DG Comp sees its decisions overturned or amended before the EU's High Court more often than observers have suggested.

GCR to host second state aid conference

Gert Jan Koopman, the European Commission's deputy director general for state aid, will deliver the keynote address at GCR Live 2nd Annual State Aid in Brussels on 26 September.

Hoffman leaves Shearman to join US FTC  

Former US Federal Trade Commission official D Bruce Hoffman is leaving his new law firm, Shearman & Sterling, to return to the agency as acting head of its bureau of competition.  

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