Deals

CMA “unexpectedly” probes Just Eat sale

In a move that surprised the merging food delivery companies, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has reconsidered its position not to examine Just Eat’s €7.4 billion sale to Takeaway.com.

Hungary probes poultry production merger over misleading information

France: Non-notifiable deals cannot be abusive

Semiconductor deal held up in China

FTC seeks hot docs to assess nascent competition

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.

Face the nation

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.

“Killer acquisitions” raise distinct concerns, says ACCC lawyer

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.

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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