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India investigates Dow/DuPont merger

The Competition Commission of India initiated the equivalent of a Phase II investigation into the merger between chemical and agricultural giants Dow Chemicals and DuPont on Wednesday, saying that the deal was likely to have an “appreciable adverse effect on competition in India”.

Vodafone India and Idea Cellular announce merger

Paraguay watchdog clears first-ever deal

Skadden and Morrison & Foerster advise on Intel/Mobileye

Second Circuit to decide if Uber terms are “reasonably conspicuous”

An appellate judge last week said he could see merit in arguments for and against compelling arbitration in an ongoing antitrust claim against Uber.

Judge Kavanaugh “struggling” with Anthem/Cigna market

A judge hearing arguments in Anthem’s appeal against a merger block said the health insurance market’s “unusual” features make it difficult to find precedents for the government’s claim that savings from lower input costs should not be considered as antitrust efficiencies.

Germany’s ministerial override: politicising competition

Few antitrust enforcers can boast as pure a focus as Germany’s Federal Cartel Office (FCO).

New Chinese merger probe may test big data issues

China is carefully weighing how to approach potential competition issues in big data and online platform services in which the primary product is ostensibly free for consumers, a senior official at the Ministry of Commerce said today. Ron Knox in Singapore

Pratt in, Campbell out for Canada mergers

Canada’s Competition Bureau announced yesterday that Jeanne Pratt would replace Lisa Campbell as senior deputy commissioner of the mergers branch, effective 16 January.


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