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Coronavirus is hindering merger review, DG Comp official says

The covid-19 pandemic has caused “significant challenges” for the European Commission during “one of the most important merger waves” in EU merger control history, a senior official at the enforcer has said.

SAMR imposes FRAND remedies on Infineon/Cypress semiconductor deal

Vietnam issues long-awaited competition law guidance

SAMR to expedite certain merger reviews during covid-19

FTC requires bionic elbow divestiture to preserve future competition

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.

DOJ loses bid to block Sabre/Farelogix

The Department of Justice has failed to establish that Sabre’s acquisition of Farelogix will substantially lessen competition, a Delaware federal court has ruled. 

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.

Focus on merger control to combat big tech, enforcers urge

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.

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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