Deals

DG Comp takes Praxair/Linde to Phase II

The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into the proposed tie-up of two of the world’s four largest gas suppliers, following concerns that the deal could lead to higher prices and reduce choice for consumers and businesses.

KPMG acquires economic consultancy

Bayer sues Russian enforcer over Monsanto deal conditions

Fox/Sky offer commitments to CMA

Jury finds merger anticompetitive

A federal jury has found that Jeld-Wen’s acquisition of Craftmaster Manufacturing caused millions of dollars in damages to rival doormaker Steves and Sons.

FTC and Impax face off in closing arguments

The Federal Trade Commission and Impax squared off on Thursday in a final round of arguments over the pay-for-delay case in the agency’s internal tribunal. 

Austria Asphalt: When to file joint ventures in Brussels?

The European Court of Justice has decided a long-standing technical question with highly practical implications. Michael Reiss at Macfarlanes explores the judgment and its consequences.

EU and US economists differ on innovation and “hipster antitrust”

While the US Federal Trade Commission’s top economist last week dismissed “hipster antitrust”, the deputy chief economist at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition suggested that enforcers can “stretch” antitrust to handle dominant technology companies.

Pratt in, Campbell out for Canada mergers

Canada’s Competition Bureau announced yesterday that Jeanne Pratt would replace Lisa Campbell as senior deputy commissioner of the mergers branch, effective 16 January.


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