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ACCC clears liquid storage deal with divestiture and carve-out

Australia’s competition watchdog will not oppose a merger between two liquid storage companies as the buyer agreed to divest a storage facility and carve one of the target’s facilities out of the deal.

EU clears telecoms deal with FRAND remedies

“Killer acquisitions” raise distinct concerns, says ACCC lawyer

ACCC pulls alarm on fire door merger

Delrahim: failure to act fast could look “impotent”

Proponents of the consumer welfare standard must be vigilant to ensure that the largest companies “are minding the guardrails of competition”, the head of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division has warned.

Homeland security: The Tipline for 15 November 2019

Both US antitrust agencies are evaluating the role competition plays in national security. A Federal Trade Commission member said yesterday that concentration in the US defence supply chain could threaten national security. This comes following Department of Justice claims that a decision against Qualcomm’s licensing practices could also threaten national security. While assistant attorney general Makan Delrahim is recused from the Qualcomm litigation, he argued in favour of taking a more proactive approach towards maintaining the consumer welfare standard as the crux of US antitrust law.

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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