Hungary’s Competition Authority has begun an investigation into a consummated merger between two food businesses, after a statement given to local press revealed the companies may have provided misleading information to the enforcer.
France’s Competition Authority has decided that a dominant company’s acquisition of a rival cannot constitute an abuse of dominance in the absence of additional anticompetitive behaviour.
US-based semiconductor provider Diodes has extended the timeframe for closing its acquisition of Taiwanese company Lite-On Semiconductor amid scrutiny in China and Taiwan.
A Federal Trade Commission lawyer has said his agency looks at internal documents, statements and emails from both merging companies and third parties when assessing the acquisition of a nascent competitor.
The Department of Justice will go to trial on Monday to try to block travel booking technology company Sabre from acquiring Farelogix.
From 2013 to 2017, three of the divestitures that the US Federal Trade Commission ordered as remedies for otherwise anticompetitive mergers in consumer-facing markets failed in various ways. Pallavi Guniganti explores how other competition authorities have used consumer surveys to inform merger analysis in these markets.
A senior lawyer in the mergers unit at Australia’s antitrust watchdog has highlighted features that make certain deals in innovative sectors receive greater scrutiny.
After more than three decades of working at the Competition Bureau of Canada as an economist, John Pecman stepped down last week as the Commissioner of Competition. He spoke with Pallavi Guniganti alongside McMillan partner James B Musgrove, who provided the private practitioner perspective, last month.
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