Deals

Ryanair accuses Air Berlin of "obvious conspiracy"

Ryanair accuses Air Berlin of "obvious conspiracy"

18 August 2017

Air Berlin's German insolvency filing has fired the starting gun on a reported race among Lufthansa, easyJet and Condor for the carrier's more profitable assets - prompting Ryanair to challenge the move as anticompetitive.

Brazil telecoms watchdog injuncts AT&T/Time Warner and awaits CADE outcome

Brazil telecoms watchdog injuncts AT&T/Time Warner and awaits CADE outcome

17 August 2017

Brazil's telecommunications regulator Anatel has forbidden AT&T subsidiary Sky Brasil from sharing information with Time Warner, while the country's antitrust enforcer continues to review Time Warner's acquisition by AT&T.

New Zealand shakes up enforcement regime

New Zealand shakes up enforcement regime

15 August 2017

New Zealand has enacted legislation that allows the country's enforcer to authorise potentially anticompetitive agreements, and enhances its power to tackle problematic mergers.

Egypt may add pre-merger notification

Egypt may add pre-merger notification

02 August 2017

Egypt's competition watchdog has said it is seeking to amend its merger control regulations by requiring companies to notify it of deals before closing them.

Kenya imposes commitments on alcohol deal

Kenya imposes commitments on alcohol deal

25 July 2017

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 clears Vodafone/Idea tie-up without static

25 July 2017

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.

DG Comp pushes Knorr-Bremse/Haldex to Phase II

DG Comp pushes Knorr-Bremse/Haldex to Phase II

25 July 2017

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.

Argentina issues draft merger guidelines

Argentina issues draft merger guidelines

21 July 2017

Argentina's National Commission for the Defence of Competition this week released a draft version of its new merger control guidelines, to better explain how the commission will analyse deals' potential competitive impact.

UPDATED: Iceland blocks retail merger

UPDATED: Iceland blocks retail merger

19 July 2017

Iceland's Competition Authority has blocked a tie-up between consumer goods retailer Hagar and pharmaceuticals company Lyfja, finding that wholesaler Costco's entry into Iceland would do little to restrain the merged company's power over the market for some retail products.

CMA takes Tesco/Booker to Phase II

CMA takes Tesco/Booker to Phase II

12 July 2017

The UK’s competition watchdog has opened an in-depth investigation into supermarket Tesco’s acquisition of convenience store franchisor Booker, two weeks after the merging companies requested a fast-track Phase II reference.