The Competition Commission of South Africa has prevented three shipping companies from creating a joint venture between their container liner shipping businesses, after finding the deal would increase the likelihood of coordination between the companies.
The UK’s competition enforcer has increased the market size threshold for mergers to be referred to in-depth investigation in a bid to reduce the number of small mergers it scrutinises.
The US Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said Dow Chemicals and DuPont could complete their $130 billion merger if they divest certain herbicides, insecticides and plastics businesses.
A Utah federal judge has held that a Department of Justice criminal collusion case against an heir locator service will be decided under the rule of reason.
The Federal Trade Commission and attorney general of North Dakota yesterday sued to block a health system’s acquisition of a rival North Dakota clinic, claiming the tie-up would reduce competition and raise prices.
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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