Deals

Merger dodges ACCC by going to court

The Australian Competition Tribunal has conditionally cleared the tie-up of gambling operators Tabcorp and Tatts, after the companies approached the specialist court when the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission expressed concerns about the deal.

South Africa blocks shipping deal

CMA increases Phase II referral thresholds

US DOJ conditionally clears Dow/DuPont merger

DOJ criminal antitrust case to be analysed under rule of reason

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.

FTC and North Dakota AG challenge healthcare tie-up

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.

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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