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Do you need competition approval to buy a single share?: Indian merger control and non-controlling minority acquisitions

Do you need competition approval to buy a single share?: Indian merger control and non-controlling minority acquisitions

03 October 2018

Proposed amendments to the Competition Commission of India’s merger control regulations again raise the issue of its jurisdiction over non-controlling minority shareholding acquisitions. Arshad (Paku) Khan and Anisha Chand of Khaitan & Co discuss the possibility that it might not.

The Irish Question

The Irish Question

24 July 2018

Ireland’s close relationship with multinational companies has agitated the European Commission, which accuses it of offering anticompetitive state aid. Hettie O’Brien looks at whether the small nation can afford to lose its corporate allies

The view from the left coast

The view from the left coast

24 July 2018

As a deputy attorney general in the antitrust section of the California Attorney General’s Office, Emilio Varanini has a front-row seat in watching for competition problems that might arise in the world’s fifth-largest economy. He talked with Pallavi Guniganti about how he and his colleagues are prioritising antitrust enforcement in the Trump era

An interview with Brian McHugh

An interview with Brian McHugh

24 July 2018

Brian McHugh joined Ireland’s Competition and Consumer Protection Commission last August after spending 15 years at Northern Ireland’s Utility Regulator. He spoke with Pallavi Guniganti in late May about how his experience as a regulator applies to his role as a commissioner; the use of behavioural economics; and the CCPC’s push for the empowerment of national competition authorities

Waiting for the dust to settle

Waiting for the dust to settle

19 July 2018

The European Commission yesterday issued its long-anticipated decision and a record fine against Google for abusing its dominance through restrictions on its Android mobile device operating system. Tom Madge-Wyld gauged reaction to the decision, which lawyers say answered some big questions, but raised several more.

An interview with Devender Kumar Sikri

An interview with Devender Kumar Sikri

17 July 2018

Devender Kumar Sikri stepped down as chairman of the Competition Commission of India on 12 July. He spoke with Tom Madge-Wyld about the enforcer’s due process record, as well as the need for new fining guidelines and other potential changes to the country’s Competition Act

John Pecman: the GCR exit interview, part II

John Pecman: the GCR exit interview, part II

11 June 2018

After more than three decades of working at the Competition Bureau of Canada as an economist, John Pecman stepped down on 30 May as the Commissioner of Competition. Last month, he spoke with Pallavi Guniganti alongside McMillan partner James Musgrove, who provided the private practitioner perspective.

John Pecman: the GCR exit interview

John Pecman: the GCR exit interview

08 June 2018

After more than three decades of working at the Competition Bureau of Canada as an economist, John Pecman stepped down last week as the Commissioner of Competition. He spoke with Pallavi Guniganti alongside McMillan partner James B Musgrove, who provided the private practitioner perspective, last month.

An interview with Isabelle de Silva

An interview with Isabelle de Silva

07 June 2018

France’s Competition Authority has ditched the idea of introducing deal value thresholds to its merger control regime. Isabelle de Silva, president of the authority, told Tom Madge-Wyld why, citing potential risks to predictability and legal certainty.

An interview with Margrethe Vestager

An interview with Margrethe Vestager

21 May 2018

Margrethe Vestager began her five-year term as European commissioner for competition in November 2014. With 18 months remaining, she spoke with Tom Madge-Wyld about falling leniency rates, hotel booking style cross-border investigations, the need for interim measures and the purpose of her global public relations push.