Work Area: Merger Control

CCI issues rare conditional clearance for media entertainment merger

The Competition Commission of India has conditionally approved a tie-up between Zee Entertainment Enterprises and Sony Pictures Networks India after the former reportedly agreed to shut down one of its major entertainment channels.

06 October 2022

Northeast Alliance helps JetBlue remain independent, American chair says

The partnership between American Airlines and JetBlue is actually helping the latter remain viable as an independent competitor, American’s chair has testified.

05 October 2022

American CEO: Northeast Alliance motivated by pandemic

American Airlines joined forces with JetBlue to address the “mortal threat” posed by the covid-19 pandemic, the head of American has testified.

04 October 2022

France remedies pharmaceutical deal following EU referral

France’s Competition Authority has conditionally approved Phoenix Group’s €1.5 billion acquisition of McKesson’s European businesses, after asking the European Commission for permission to review national aspects of a deal for only the fourth time.

03 October 2022

UK imposes information access remedies on Chinese investor

The UK government has restricted an investment company with significant ties to China from accessing certain information or appointing staff at an electricity distributor in which it indirectly obtained a 35% stake.

03 October 2022

South African enforcer must reconsider rejection of hostile merger filing

The Competition Tribunal of South Africa has ordered the country’s competition authority to reevaluate its decision not to consider a merger notification filed by a major publisher attempting to take over a paper and plastics manufacturer.

03 October 2022

American forgot about slots following US Airways merger, exec says

American Airlines had to surrender six flight slots it previously acquired through its merger with US Airways because the company forgot it had them, an American executive has testified.

03 October 2022

Altice pays €75 million for breaching injunction

France’s Competition Authority has levied a €75 million fine on Altice, the country’s second-largest telecoms company, for violating an injunction guaranteeing its compliance with previous merger remedies.

30 September 2022

Spirit exec: Northeast Alliance effectively allows pricing coordination

The coordination of flight schedules through the Northeast Alliance can indirectly allow American Airlines and JetBlue to collude on pricing, a Spirit Airlines executive has testified.

30 September 2022

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