Hungary’s competition enforcer will not review the merger of several media companies, because the government has decreed the deal to be in the public interest.
Brazil’s competition authority has initiated an assessment of state-controlled petroleum company Petrobras’s dominant position in the country’s oil refinery market, after an economic study found the company controls a 98% stake.
The European Commission has accepted German building materials maker Knauf’s acquisition of ceiling and wall tile producer Armstrong’s business outside the Americas, subject to the divestment of parts of Armstrong’s European assets.
The European Commission has imposed legally binding commitments on TenneT that will increase electricity supply between Germany and Denmark, after investigating the grid operator for abuse of dominance.
Competition authorities need to collaborate to tackle antitrust issues that arise in the borderless global digital economy, the head of Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service has said.
Two of the three judges hearing the US government’s arguments against the AT&T/Time Warner merger indicated that they did not see a “clear error” in the lower court’s ruling to allow the deal.
Two judges who will decide the Department of Justice’s bid to undo the AT&T/Time Warner merger have indicated that they did not see a “clear error” in the lower court’s ruling to allow the deal, while a third has pressed the government to explain arguments missing from its brief.
Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips questioned on Thursday whether common ownership of companies in the same industry threatened competition and warranted scrutiny from antitrust enforcers.
Today marks four years since the EU antitrust damages directive was signed into law. After years of discussion, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union intended Directive 2014/104 to make it easier for businesses and consumers to claim compensation for overcharges caused by infringements of competition law.
A commissioner at Brazil’s competition authority has criticised the €206.7 million fines that her own agency levied on four members of a construction cartel earlier this month, for being too small and for failing to disincentivise illegal collusion.
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