Thursday, 22 November 2012
The European Commission today cleared Glencore’s US$39 billion acquisition of mining company Xstrata, subject to conditions.
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
The European Commission has announced amendments to ING’s 2009 restructuring plan, extending its divestment timeframe while imposing new behavioural commitments.
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
The EU General Court has annulled part of the findings of a dawn raid carried out during a high-voltage cable cartel investigation, holding that the European Commission was wrong to hunt for information about industries in which it has no evidence of wrongdoing.
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Jonathan Faull, the European Commission’s director general of internal market and services, has said DG Markt is developing a reform of the rating agencies and auditing markets in cooperation with DG Comp. Stefano Berra in Brussels.
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
The European Commission has cleared Outokumpu’s acquisition of ThyssenKrupp’s stainless steel production and distribution unit, with conditions.
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
The European Commission will be allowed to sue cartelists for damages as a cartel customer, even if it has already fined them as the EU’s antitrust enforcer, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled today.
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
A keynote speech by the EU Director General of Internal Market, in-house counsel on their frustrations with antitrust, and a wide-ranging question-and-answer session are only some of the novelties awaiting the audience at the most ambitious GCR Live Brussels conference to date.
Monday, 29 October 2012
Despite a prohibition in 2011 by the European Commission, Aegean Airlines has renewed its bid to take over rival carrier Olympic Air.
Wednesday, 24 October 2012
The European Commission today issued a statement of objections to Microsoft over its failure to comply with commitments regarding web browser choice on its Windows operating system, while Competition Commissioner Joaquín Almunia said further issues remain.
Monday, 22 October 2012
The European Commission today confirmed that it has sent a statement of objections to rival parcel delivery companies United Parcel Service (UPS) and TNT Express over concerns that their proposed merger would harm competition in Europe.
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
In an attempt to resolve continuing settlement talks with the European Commission, Google has said it will label the in-house services that it offers when they appear in its search results.
Monday, 8 October 2012
The European Commission has unconditionally cleared Watson Pharmaceuticals’ acquisition of Actavis, despite the deal creating the world’s third-largest generic drug maker.
Friday, 5 October 2012
Vincent Verouden has been appointed as deputy chief economist in the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition.
Thursday, 4 October 2012
International cooperation has become a “standard feature” in important merger cases, but agencies in Europe and the US are still working towards greater convergence with China, according to a panel of agency officials and private practitioners. Katy Oglethorpe at the IBA Annual Conference in Dublin.
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
The European Commission has sent a statement of objection to 13 producers of food packaging, on the same day it confirmed dawn raids at the premises of several lead recycling companies.