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Court sides with Sainsbury’s/Asda over merger review timetable

The UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has agreed with Sainsbury’s and Asda that the national competition authority imposed too early a deadline for them to respond to working papers during the review of their proposed merger.

Vietnam says Grab/Uber violated antitrust law

Merger enforcement should be farsighted, says digital competition expert

EU takes Vodafone/Liberty Global to Phase II

DOJ and FTC senior officials see potential problems with nascent competitor deals

The Federal Trade Commission’s competition director and the Department of Justice’s second-highest ranking antitrust official have criticised studies finding more concentrated markets, but also acknowledged that incumbents’ acquisitions of small rivals can harm competition.

FTC needs to study markets more, Chopra and advisor say

The Federal Trade Commission should return to requiring companies to disclose more data that is not part of a specific enforcement action, commissioner Rohit Chopra and one of his attorney advisors have separately said. 

Do you need competition approval to buy a single share?: Indian merger control and non-controlling minority acquisitions

Proposed amendments to the Competition Commission of India’s merger control regulations again raise the issue of its jurisdiction over non-controlling minority shareholding acquisitions. Arshad (Paku) Khan and Anisha Chand of Khaitan & Co discuss the possibility that it might not.

Merger enforcement should be farsighted, says digital competition expert

Jason Furman, the chair of the UK’s expert panel on digital competition, has said merger control should be more “forward looking” and “farsighted” to deal with digital platforms.

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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