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Grab/Uber conditionally cleared in the Philippines

The Philippine Competition Commission has conditionally cleared Grab’s acquisition of Uber’s business in southeast Asia, subject to a series of commitments by Grab to ensure service quality and pricing levels.

Israel invokes “failing firm” doctrine in media merger

Swiss enforcer takes newspaper deal to Phase II

US DOJ slams lower court in AT&T brief

AT&T judge wrong to discount filings, says FCC

Judge Richard Leon erred by discrediting regulatory filings made by AT&T and DirecTV in his ruling to allow the AT&T/Time Warner merger, the Federal Communications Commission said in one of several amicus briefs submitted on Monday.

FCC speaks on AT&T/Time Warner: The Tipline for 15 August 2018

The Federal Communications Commission did little to get in the way of the AT&T/Time Warner tie-up during the merger review process, but the agency has now filed an amicus curiae brief in defence of evidence used by the Department of Justice as the Antitrust Division seeks to block the deal on appeal. FCC chairman Ajit Pai said last year that the agency did not have the authority to review the deal because AT&T was not acquiring any licences from Time Warner. Although the agency said it is not taking an official stance on the litigation, its brief certainly aids the Antitrust Division’s argument.

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.

DG Comp official defends agencies’ gun-jumping cases

European competition authorities need to enforce against companies’ premature integration and have not been too heavy handed in their approach to gun jumping, a European Commission official has said. Janith Aranze at GCR Live 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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