16 January 2019
The European Court of Justice has upheld a lower court’s decision finding that the European Commission violated its own procedural rules when it blocked UPS’s attempted takeover of TNT in 2013.
14 January 2019
Germany’s competition authority has joined several other national enforcers in opposing the proposed Siemens/Alstom merger, according to news media.
10 January 2019
One of the Philippines’ largest branded food and beverage product companies has offered commitments to allay the Philippine Competition Commission’s concerns that its purchase of a sugar mill would harm competition.
07 January 2019
The UK’s antitrust watchdog has launched an in-depth review of scientific equipment manufacturer Thermo Fisher Scientific’s proposed acquisition of Gatan after the companies refused to offer remedies.
04 January 2019
Ireland’s antitrust watchdog has taken a Live Nation joint venture’s acquisition of an Irish music promoter to a Phase II investigation.
20 December 2018
In an unusual step, four national competition authorities have written an open letter to the European Commission expressing concern that the remedies proposed by Siemens and Alstom for their merger fall “well short of what is required.”
20 December 2018
The antitrust watchdogs in Australia, Mexico and New Zealand will allow Thales’s €4.8 billion acquisition of digital security company Gemalto based on the same divestiture the EU required.
19 December 2018
The European Commission should consider updating its merger regime to help European industry to better take on international competition, representatives from 18 EU countries have said in a joint statement.
17 December 2018
The European Commission has fined Bulgaria’s state-owned gas supplier €77 million for restricting access to the country’s gas infrastructure network.
14 December 2018
The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has agreed with Sainsbury’s and Asda that the national competition authority imposed too early a deadline for them to respond to working papers during the review of their proposed merger.