Deals

US FTC considers updating Horizontal Merger Guidelines

US FTC considers updating Horizontal Merger Guidelines

19 September 2019

The US Federal Trade Commission is considering updating its Horizontal Merger Guidelines to address nascent competition in the digital economy, an official in the agency’s international division has said.

EU clears E.ON/innogy asset switch

EU clears E.ON/innogy asset switch

17 September 2019

The European Commission has conditionally cleared E.ON’s acquisition of parts of innogy, in a deal that will lead to the restructuring of the German energy market.

Hong Kong exchange bids for LSE

Hong Kong exchange bids for LSE

11 September 2019

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing has made a €32 billion bid for the London Stock Exchange, with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer once again representing LSE.

Telecoms operator loses main investor following compliance review

Telecoms operator loses main investor following compliance review

09 September 2019

France’s Competition Authority has concluded that Altice complied with a requirement to divest a telecommunications business to secure approval for an acquisition, but the divestiture buyer has slammed the enforcer’s decision as politically motivated.

ACCC can’t swallow ready meals merger

ACCC can’t swallow ready meals merger

05 September 2019

A merger between Australia’s two largest manufacturers of chilled ready meals would likely harm competition, the country’s competition watchdog has found.

Von der Leyen may change market definition

Von der Leyen may change market definition

04 September 2019

The president-elect of the European Commission has reportedly said she intends to reconsider how market definition is assessed in EU competition policy.

Sabre/Farelogix faces UK clearance hurdle

Sabre/Farelogix faces UK clearance hurdle

02 September 2019

The UK's competition enforcer has said it will review Sabre’s $360 million acquisition of Farelogix in depth – two weeks after the US Department of Justice sued to block the deal.

ACM orders first-ever access to data remedy

ACM orders first-ever access to data remedy

29 August 2019

The Dutch competition watchdog for the first time has imposed merger remedies centred on access to data and equal access to a digital platform.

Pakistan says Uber/Careem likely to harm competition

Pakistan says Uber/Careem likely to harm competition

27 August 2019

Pakistan’s antitrust watchdog has made a preliminary finding that Uber’s acquisition of rival Careem is likely to hurt competition in the ride-sharing application market.

French enforcer clears football deal without penalties

French enforcer clears football deal without penalties

22 August 2019

France’s Competition Authority has unconditionally approved British chemical producer Ineos's acquisition of OGC Nice – marking the first deal the authority has examined in the football club sector.