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UK intervenes in telecoms deal following national security concerns

The UK’s business ministry now has the final say over a Chinese company’s takeover of a digital radio manufacturer, marking the first time the country’s government has intervened on national security grounds in just over a decade.

China and Mexico clear ChemChina/Syngenta

DG Comp conditionally clears Maersk/Hamburg Süd

DG Comp clears ChemChina/Syngenta

Libor judge bashes plaintiffs’ “rather extraordinary motions”

A Manhattan federal judge last week dismissed several requests made by plaintiffs pursuing damages for Libor manipulation, but did allow them to add new allegations to support their claim of a relationship between the benchmark and a derivative.

Midway between New York and DC: The Tipline for 24 April 2017

We’re reporting from the Delaware federal courthouse in downtown Wilmington this morning, as the Department of Justice faces off against the top-flight litigators hired to defend the merger of two companies that dispose of radioactive waste. Watch for coverage of opening statements in the GCR briefing this afternoon. In other news, Libor plaintiffs have been grudgingly granted one point on which to re-plead; Becton Dickinson is buying Bard but could have an old opponent reviewing the deal; and third-party presidential candidates are still arguing that their exclusion from debates is an antitrust problem.

Germany’s ministerial override: politicising competition

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

Reed Smith makes double litigation hire from Linklaters

Reed Smith has hired two Linklaters litigation partners, Joseph P Armao and Paul Alfieri, to its global regulatory enforcement group in New York.


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