South Africa blocks chemicals merger

South Africa's antitrust authority has blocked a tie-up between the country’s sole liquid cyanide producer and a Czech-based rival, finding that the deal would harm competition through “inevitable post-merger price increases”.

CMA loses mergers co-head to Fingleton

Joel Bamford is stepping down as senior director of the UK antitrust enforcer’s mergers division to join Fingleton early next year.

EU ends forex cartel probe with hybrid settlement decision

The European Commission has fined UBS, Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and Credit Suisse a total of €344 million as part of a hybrid settlement decision, after traders at the banks …

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Isolde Goggin: the exit interview

Isolde Goggin retired as president of Ireland’s Competition and Consumer Protection Commission on 4 October. She spoke to GCR about the difficulties of operating as an enforcer without an effective sanctions regime, …

A Q&A with Margarida Matos Rosa

With almost five years as president of the Portuguese Competition Authority under her belt, Margarida Matos Rosa spoke to Charley Connor about the agency’s recent forays into labour markets, the importance of …

Alejandra Palacios Prieto: the exit interview

Alejandra Palacios Prieto stepped down as head of Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission last week after eight years at the helm. In a wide ranging interview with GCR, she spoke about controversial …

US braces for antitrust changes – should digital India worry?

On 9 July 2021, the Joe Biden administration in the US passed an “Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy” proposing sweeping changes aimed at causing a fundamental shift in …

Women in Antitrust 2021

    The sixth edition of Women in Antitrust celebrates more than 130 female private practitioners, enforcers, in-house counsel, economists and academics who deserve recognition for their standout careers.

Women in Antitrust 2021


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