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.
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.
The European Commission fined Facebook €110 million today for providing misleading information regarding the social networking company’s purchase of messaging service WhatsApp in 2014.
F Scott Kieff, a commissioner at the International Trade Commission, will step down from his post at the end of June to focus on academia. Charles McConnell at GCR Live
A federal appeal judge has indicated that claims by businesses with rooftops next to the Chicago Cubs stadium may be scuppered by professional baseball's antitrust immunity.
Few antitrust enforcers can boast as pure a focus as Germany’s Federal Cartel Office (FCO).
Even when a company for sale wants to tell potential buyers about its potential antitrust liabilities, it can be legally restricted from doing so, a lawyer formerly at Japan’s Fair Trade Commission warned yesterday. Pallavi Guniganti at GCR Live Cartels
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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