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Swiss watchdog issues second-ever merger block

Swiss watchdog issues second-ever merger block

23 May 2017

Switzerland’s competition watchdog has prevented a planned tie-up of Ticketcorner and Starticket, after finding the deal would harm competition in the market for ticket resales.

CMA hits Merck for discounts

CMA hits Merck for discounts

23 May 2017

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has provisionally found that Merck Sharp & Dohme used discounts to restrict competition from biosimilar versions of its drug Remicade.

Three competition QCs become part-time judges

Three competition QCs become part-time judges

23 May 2017

The UK’s Judicial Appointments Commission has named three antitrust specialists as part-time judges to the High Court of England and Wales.

CADE denies JBS director allegations in corruption scandal

CADE denies JBS director allegations in corruption scandal

22 May 2017

Brazil’s competition enforcer has denied allegations that it handed a company a favourable decision while investigating Petrobras's anticompetitive practices, and reiterated that its decision-making processes have never been influenced by third parties.

UK the latest to tackle online takeaway tie-up

UK the latest to tackle online takeaway tie-up

22 May 2017

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority is conducting an in-depth investigation of the merger of two companies that handle online ordering from restaurants – a sector that also has attracted antitrust attention in the US and Singapore.

Rosenthal joins Sullivan & Cromwell

Rosenthal joins Sullivan & Cromwell

22 May 2017

Michael Rosenthal has left Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati to open a new Brussels office for Sullivan & Cromwell.

Freshfields dominates Who’s Who Legal: Competition

22 May 2017

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has the largest number of lawyers nominated to Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2017 – more than twice the number of its closest rival.

CADE raided

CADE raided

19 May 2017

Brazilian prosecutors raided the country’s antitrust enforcer yesterday as part of a corruption probe.

Colombia charges concrete pipe manufacturers

Colombia charges concrete pipe manufacturers

19 May 2017

Colombia’s competition authority this week accused three concrete pipe manufacturers of forming a cartel between 2004 and 2014.

Mosso: enforcers are mostly aligned on cartels too

19 May 2017

Competition authorities largely agree on key issues in merger review and cartel enforcement, European Commission merger head Carles Esteva Mosso said today, downplaying reports of divergences between agencies.