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Asahi/AB InBev deal wins Australian approval

Asahi/AB InBev deal wins Australian approval

01 April 2020

Asahi’s proposal to divest three cider and two beer brands sufficiently addressed competition concerns regarding its acquisition of Anheuser-Busch InBev’s Australian business, the country’s competition watchdog has decided.

DG Comp offers “informal” coronavirus guidance

DG Comp offers “informal” coronavirus guidance

31 March 2020

The European Commission is “ready to guide” companies and lawyers on acceptable cooperation agreements during the coronavirus pandemic.

Commission sends more questionnaires in Facebook probe

Commission sends more questionnaires in Facebook probe

31 March 2020

The European Commission has reportedly sent at least three rounds of questionnaires to companies as part of its preliminary investigation into Facebook’s Marketplace.

Booking.com, Expedia and Trip.com to remove parity clauses in Hong Kong

Booking.com, Expedia and Trip.com to remove parity clauses in Hong Kong

31 March 2020

Booking.com, Expedia and Trip.com have offered to remove potentially anticompetitive clauses from their contracts with accommodation providers in Hong Kong, the territory’s competition watchdog has disclosed.

Turkey fines BP and Shell for RPM

Turkey fines BP and Shell for RPM

31 March 2020

Turkey’s Competition Authority has fined four fuel companies 1.4 billion lira (€193 million) for imposing minimum resale prices on retailers.

Covington boosts antitrust team with Marshall hire

Covington boosts antitrust team with Marshall hire

31 March 2020

A former Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner partner has joined the partnership at Covington & Burling.

Canadian enforcer finds Air Canada/Transat deal is anticompetitive

Canadian enforcer finds Air Canada/Transat deal is anticompetitive

30 March 2020

A merger between two of Canada's four largest airlines is likely to harm competition, Canada’s antitrust enforcer has found, but the deal could still be approved due to the coronavirus pandemic.

South African tribunal blocks Naspers acquisition

South African tribunal blocks Naspers acquisition

30 March 2020

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has prohibited Naspers’ planned deal with WeBuyCars, upholding the national competition authority’s recommendation.

Germany fines construction cartel €110 million

Germany fines construction cartel €110 million

30 March 2020

Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has finalised penalties against 11 construction companies that colluded for almost a decade to rig bids for large-scale industrial projects.

Competition will be crucial to post-coronavirus recovery, Sims says

30 March 2020

Competition will have a critical role to play during the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, the head of Australia’s competition watchdog has said.