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.
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.
Switzerland’s competition watchdog has launched an in-depth investigation of a proposed tie-up of two hospitals in Basel, saying the deal could impede competition in the regional health services market.
The governor of Louisiana has issued an executive order that effectively repeals a rule - dictating how much appraisal management companies pay real estate appraisers - that the Federal Trade Commission had challenged as anticompetitive.
On 3 July 2017, the Federal Trade Commission issued a no-action letter officially closing its investigation into the proposed merger of Bass Pro Group and Cabela's, two premier outdoor sporting goods retailers. O'Melveny & Myers's Ted Hassi and Lindsey Freeman were antitrust counsel to Bass Pro, and detail how the FTC's decision reflects a recent trend in antitrust enforcement agencies' approach to retail mergers.
Few antitrust enforcers can boast as pure a focus as Germany’s Federal Cartel Office (FCO).
European Commission information, communication and media director Guillaume Loriot says competition policy must not discourage the use of big data, but must “carefully” assess it in merger control. Janith Aranze at GCR Live
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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