Topic: Coronavirus

EU Phase II probes at slowest pace in a decade, Dechert report finds

The European Commission’s in-depth merger investigations are exceeding 18 months on average, law firm Dechert’s latest quarterly merger tracking report has found.

30 July 2021

CMA requires transparent prices for funeral services

The UK’s competition authority has implemented a remedy proposal that forces funeral providers to clearly display a standardised price list for funeral services and prohibits providers from soliciting business through payment incentives.

18 June 2021

Vestager: Coronavirus had no impact on merger control

The covid-19 pandemic did not change the European Commission’s merger enforcement – despite several companies abandoning their planned tie-ups during Phase II probes, EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has said.

15 June 2021

Phillips encourages FTC study of rules rolled back during covid-19

Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips is calling on his agency to analyse the impacts of rules and regulations that state and local governments have retracted amid the covid-19 pandemic.

09 April 2021

Air Canada abandons Transat deal over EU scrutiny

Air Canada has scrapped its plans to acquire Transat during the European Commission’s in-depth review of the deal, concluding that offering further "onerous" remedies would harm its ability to compete and recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

06 April 2021

Former CMA chair slams agency’s priorities

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has acknowledged that it needs to get “closer to the needs of consumers” after its former chairman blasted the agency as unfit for purpose.

24 February 2021

Enforcers hone in on labour markets

The heads of antitrust authorities in the US, Portugal and Spain have said their agencies are keeping a close eye on competition issues in labour markets to help boost economies as they recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

24 February 2021

EssilorLuxottica proposes EU remedies

EssilorLuxottica has offered structural and behavioural commitments to the European Commission as it looks to secure approval for its acquisition of GrandVision.

10 February 2021

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