Tribunal decision on LATAM airline agreements may distort competition, Chile’s enforcer says

Chile’s antitrust enforcer is seeking permission to appeal a competition tribunal decision approving LATAM airlines’ agreements with American Airlines and International Airlines Group, as it says the remedies the tribunal imposed are “difficult to control and could even distort competition”.

Hungary fines telecoms company for misleading info on merger deal

Hungary’s antitrust enforcer has reversed its clearance of telecoms company Digi’s acquisition of Invitel, and fined Digi €248,000 for providing misleading information.

Korea proposes merger guidelines revisions

Korea’s antitrust watchdog has proposed revisions to its merger review guidelines to include how it intends to judge the competitive effects of transactions involving big data and innovation.  

Behavioural remedies okay for vertical mergers, says Hoffman

The antitrust agencies have not completely ruled out behavioural remedies as a solution in vertical merger cases, said the head of antitrust enforcement for the Federal Trade Commission.

Simons defends divestitures to private equity

Federal Trade Commision chairman Joseph Simons defended the private equity business model from criticism by fellow commissioner Rohit Chopra, who has argued it can lead to less competition.

The Brussels competition bar

The eyes of the antitrust world remain locked on Brussels, where the European Commission in recent years has attracted global attention for its headline-grabbing enforcement. Tom Madge-Wyld and Tom Webb rank the city’s best firms, evaluating which are doing the most challenging work above and below the radar.

Mundt: German merger regime may need rebalancing

Germany may need to “reinvent the wheel” to reduce the number of merger filings its competition authority receives and to give it the power to review deals that fall below current merger thresholds, the head of its antitrust authority has said.

Freshfields loses counsel to Kirkland

Kirkland & Ellis has further strengthened its competition practice in London with the hire of Thomas Wilson, who joins as a partner less than a year after he was promoted to counsel at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

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