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France to publish merger regime recommendations in “next few weeks”

The head of France’s antitrust enforcer has reiterated concerns about the use of deal value merger notification thresholds, but stopped short of confirming her agency’s support for an ex post assessment model instead. Matt Richards at GCR Live Merger Control in Brussels

Uber challenges Singapore fine

Philippines fines Grab and Uber

Wool deal probed in New Zealand

Defence’s Forex expert says it’s difficult to alter fixes

A scholar of currency exchange, testifying on behalf of three traders accused of coordinating bids to manipulate foreign exchange rates, has said that the Department of Justice’s evidence focused on too narrow a market.

Litigators of the Week: White & Case

The overturning of class certification for indirect purchasers of Asacol may reshape how some class actions are formed, as a defence strategy of aggressive discovery on plaintiffs bore fruit in a successful appeal. 

Do you need competition approval to buy a single share?: Indian merger control and non-controlling minority acquisitions

Proposed amendments to the Competition Commission of India’s merger control regulations again raise the issue of its jurisdiction over non-controlling minority shareholding acquisitions. Arshad (Paku) Khan and Anisha Chand of Khaitan & Co discuss the possibility that it might not.

DG Comp chief economist wants broader view on merger enforcement

Agencies reviewing deals should understand consumer welfare to be broader than static prices, Tommaso Valletti has said, as his own office looks at whether merger overlaps are fully remedied by divestitures. Pallavi Guniganti in Brussels

John Pecman: the GCR exit interview

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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