Topic: Common ownership

French enforcer considers failing firm defence in furniture retail deal

France’s Competition Authority has opened an in-depth review into Mobilux Group’s acquisition of struggling furniture retailer Conforama France, although local lawyers believe it will be difficult for the companies to convince the authority to accept their failing firm defence.

16 September 2021

Common ownership likely not affecting cereal prices, study says

A theory that firms with common ownership stakes are tacitly colluding on price does not appear to be playing out in the cereal industry, according to a new study.

25 January 2021

Biden selects antitrust progressives as economic advisers

President-elect Joe Biden has selected two outspoken advocates for more aggressive antitrust enforcement to serve on his Council of Economic Advisers.

02 December 2020

Common minority ownership – Is the CCI setting a new standard?

Common ownership has been a hot topic in antitrust law for a while and the debate as to its competitive effect is far from settled. India’s competition watchdog recently imposed conditions on a 3% investment because of minority holdings the buyer had in a rival company. Hemangini Dadwal, a partner at AZB & Partners, and associate Shreya Singh examine the potential impact of that decision.

01 December 2020

EU common ownership report struggles to assess impact on competition

The European Commission has released a 336-page report on common ownership, calling for more research to “disentangle the various effects” that the growing phenomenon might have on competition and prices – but lawyers say much more robust analysis is now needed.

01 October 2020

New research identifies potential influence of common ownership

A new paper by Yale University researcher Nathan Shekita has identified instances where common ownership may have influenced those companies’ decision-making.

05 August 2020

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