EU clears Orange acquisition with remedies

The European Commission has cleared Orange’s €268 million acquisition of Telekom Romania, subject to the latter divesting its 30% minority shareholding in Telekom Romania Mobile Communications.

Papua New Guinea seeks to block four-to-three bank merger

Papua New Guinea’s antitrust watchdog has provisionally blocked the proposed sale of Westpac’s domestic banking business to Kina Securities, citing concerns that the deal would reduce the number of commercial banks operating …

France launches second market definition test during a merger review

France’s Competition Authority has opened a public consultation to determine the correct relevant market applying to its investigation of a deal in the temperature-controlled goods transport sector.

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Post-pandemic antitrust – what to expect and what to do

Hogan Lovells’ Global Cartel Investigations Group sketches out its views on likely trends in post-pandemic antitrust that are expected to shape antitrust enforcement in the coming years and what this means for …

India’s MMT interim order: timely intervention or unfair intrusion?

India’s competition authority issued an interim order against booking platform MakeMyTrip in early March, forcing it to immediately relist two budget hotel chains it removed as part of an alleged anticompetitive agreement …

An interview with Kazuyuki Furuya

Kazuyuki Furuya took over as chair of Japan’s Fair Trade Commission in September 2020. He spoke to GCR about the agency’s focus on digital platforms, its review of Google’s acquisition of Fitbit …

The Jeld-Wen legacy

The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently issued a ground-breaking decision in the litigation between doormakers Jeld-Wen and Steves and Son, confirming a divestiture order in a private merger …

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