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CADE investigators recommend blocking glassware deal

CADE investigators recommend blocking glassware deal

18 January 2018

A three-to-two merger between Brazil’s largest domestic glassware company and an international glass container manufacturer should be blocked due to the highly concentrated nature of the market and lack of rivals in Brazil, the investigative branch of Brazil’s competition enforcer has said.

Software provider agrees to change terms

18 January 2018

Travel industry software provider Softvoyage will alter its interactions with tour operators and help them gain access to its software, following an investigation by Canada’s antitrust enforcer of potentially exclusionary practices.

Wahl: ECJ should clarify standstill obligation

18 January 2018

European Court of Justice Advocate-General Nils Wahl has provided guidance for companies’ standstill obligations during merger review, in an opinion that said a Danish court should not consider termination of a KPMG network agreement to have violated the obligations of the Danish branch of KPMG while it merged with its Ernst & Young counterpart.

GCR100 2018 published

18 January 2018

GCR has published the 18th edition of the GCR100 – the leading ranking of the world’s top competition lawyers and economists.

Motta joins SAI Law and Economics

Motta joins SAI Law and Economics

17 January 2018

Eduardo Pérez Motta, a former head of Mexico’s competition authority, has left Agon, the law and economics consultancy he founded, to join SAI Law and Economics as senior partner.

South Africa changes course on shipping deal

South Africa changes course on shipping deal

17 January 2018

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has U-turned on a decision by the country’s antitrust enforcer, conditionally approving a joint venture among three of the largest shipping companies in the world.

Italian authority delivers €20 million fine to Poste Italiane

Italian authority delivers €20 million fine to Poste Italiane

17 January 2018

Poste Italiane must pay €20 million for operating a “complex” exclusionary strategy that included squeezing competitors’ margins and offering loyalty rebates to customers, Italy’s Competition Authority has said.

DG Comp raids paper market intelligence provider

DG Comp raids paper market intelligence provider

17 January 2018

The European Commission has raided the Brussels office of a market intelligence company -- the third inspection in the enforcer's ongoing probe of the kraft paper and industrial paper sacks sector.

BritNed lays down marker on confidentiality before power cables hearing

BritNed lays down marker on confidentiality before power cables hearing

16 January 2018

Counsel to damages claimant BritNed has warned that defendants should not use English courts to “seek refuge from... their own shenanigans”, after clashing on confidentiality with high-voltage power cable manufacturer ABB in a pre-trial review.

Novartis case sets “precedent”, says FAS

Novartis case sets “precedent”, says FAS

16 January 2018

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service has accused Novartis of abusing its dominant position after the Swiss drugmaker hiked the price of a cancer drug by 35%.