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Merger injunction to be withdrawn in New Zealand

New Zealand’s high court is set to withdraw a rare injunction against a merger, after a private equity firm promised to sell its own stationery supply business, formerly known as Staples, to clear competition concerns about its acquisition of rival supplier OfficeMax.

Chile recommends first gun-jumping fine

Uber/Grab deal sparks intra-governmental clash

Drugmakers must sell established time-release drug when mergers overlap, Hoffman says

Data is an asset consumers can choose to trade, Delrahim says

Consumers’ preferences show they have varying views of whether they want to trade their data for advertising-funded services, which makes competitive markets the appropriate solution to privacy concerns, the head of the US Department of Justice’s antitrust division has said.

AT&T rests after CEO slams “absurd” antitrust theory

The Department of Justice’s leverage argument – that AT&T’s merger with Time Warner would allow the distributor to raise content prices on competitors – is “absurd” and “defies logic”, the telecommunications giant’s chief executive said yesterday. 

Tommaso Valletti at GCR Live IP & Antitrust

A transcript of the keynote given by Tommaso Valletti, chief competition economist at European Commission, at GCR Live IP & Antitrust in Brussels on 13 March.

Drugmakers must sell established time-release drug when mergers overlap, Hoffman says

When two merging drugmakers both make certain time-released “complex” drugs, the US Federal Trade Commission believes the established drug, and not the drug in the research and development pipeline, must be divested, the acting director of the FTC’s bureau of competition has said. Pallavi Guniganti at the ABA spring meeting

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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