Work Area: Merger Control

América Móvil/Telefónica deal cleared with wide-ranging commitments

El Salvador’s competition enforcer has imposed fix-it-first and post-merger remedies on América Móvil’s purchase of Movistar from Telefónica, paving the way for a new market leader in the country’s telecoms market.

21 August 2020

Antitrust Division forms compliance and conduct shops

The Department of Justice’s antitrust division has created a new section focused on compliance with consent decrees and is finalising a task force responsible for enforcing civil conduct.

21 August 2020

Humana’s monopolisation suit against Mallinckrodt moves forward

Humana has sufficiently alleged that Mallinckrodt illegally maintained a monopoly over treatment for infant seizures by purchasing rights to a potential substitute, a California federal court has ruled.

19 August 2020

EU requires tech licence transfer in Mastercard/Nets deal

The European Commission has allowed Mastercard to purchase the account-to-account payments business of Nets, provided the companies divest a licence to the latter’s payment infrastructure technology on a global basis.

18 August 2020

Singapore on board with Alstom/Bombardier deal

Singapore’s antitrust watchdog has unconditionally cleared Alstom’s acquisition of Bombardier’s rail business, just weeks after the European Commission accepted substantial divestments to clear the tie-up.

18 August 2020

Window blind companies criticise CMA’s “deeply flawed” merger findings

Two blinds companies have pushed back on provisional findings by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority that their deal raises competition concerns, arguing that the enforcer failed to sufficiently consider constraints from large retailers and Amazon.

14 August 2020

Bearings manufacturers fight defunct joint venture block

A German court will hear arguments next week in a unique appeal against a Federal Cartel Office decision prohibiting a joint venture between two bearings makers, despite a government minister already overruling the block.

14 August 2020

Peru gears up for new merger control regime

Peru’s government has begun a public consultation on a draft regulation clarifying how the competition watchdog will review deals under the country’s long-awaited new merger control regime.

13 August 2020

Dutch enforcer ends lengthy healthcare probe with divestments

The Netherlands’ competition authority has conditionally cleared a merger between a pair of elderly care home providers following an extensive in-depth probe, two weeks after a similar deal was abandoned over the length of the enforcer’s review.

12 August 2020

Mexico doles out more gun-jumping fines

Mexico’s antitrust enforcer has fined Santander, Coty and two investment companies for gun-jumping as it continues an aggressive enforcement campaign against improperly notified deals.

12 August 2020

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