Law: Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 - EC Merger Regulation

European Union: Commission Intensifies Merger Review Focus on Pipeline Products and Pay-for-Delay Cases in the Spotlight

Featured in The Guide to Life Sciences - Second Edition

The life sciences sector is a key area of concern for the European Commission. It is further tightening its grip on companies in the space, increasing its scrutiny and expanding its enforcement drive to merger review.

20 October 2023

RSF gets third party status in EU Vivendi/Lagardère gun-jumping probe

Reporters Without Borders will formally participate in the European Commission’s Vivendi/Lagardère gun-jumping probe after being recognised as an interested party.

09 October 2023

EU probes possible Vivendi/Lagardère gun-jumping breaches

Media conglomerate Vivendi has said it believes its acquisition of Lagardère complies with EU merger control rules after the European Commission opened an investigation into possible breaches of its standstill obligation and Phase II commitments.

26 July 2023

Merger Control: Procedural Issues

Featured in The Guide to Life Sciences - First Edition

In recent years there have been a number of significant procedural developments that have affected the merger review of life sciences transactions in the European Union and the United Kingdom.

21 October 2022

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