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Argentina issues draft merger guidelines

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

CMA takes Tesco/Booker to Phase II

Switzerland probes hospital merger

Louisiana repeals rule in the face of FTC challenge

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.

Bass Pro/Cabela's: a case study of competitive retail mergers

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.

Germany’s ministerial override: politicising competition

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

Incentives in big data deals need to be examined, DG Comp official says

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

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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