China’s competition watchdog will allow Infineon Technologies and Cypress Semiconductor to merge after requiring that the merged company provide Chinese customers with access to several key automotive components on a fair and non-discriminatory basis for five years.
Vietnam’s government has set merger filing thresholds, provided key guidance on what constitutes an anticompetitive agreement and explained how to measure market dominance based on “significant market power”.
China’s competition watchdog has said it will expedite merger reviews in certain industries and exempt collaborations focused on tackling the covid-19 pandemic and helping the economy recover.
Prosthetic limb maker Össur must divest rival College Park Industries’ bionic elbow business to resolve concerns that a merger between the two companies would harm competition, the Federal Trade Commission has held.
The Department of Justice has failed to establish that Sabre’s acquisition of Farelogix will substantially lessen competition, a Delaware federal court has ruled.
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.
Most of the complaints that the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority receives stem from a past merger that has had subsequent market effects, the enforcer’s chief executive has said.
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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