Work Area: Merger Control

Amazon claims myriad of legal errors in gun-jumping appeal to Indian Supreme Court

India’s specialist competition tribunal erroneously applied legal standards from contract law – which do not apply to competition cases – in upholding a record gun-jumping fine, Amazon will argue to the country’s highest court.

01 August 2022

EU takes in-depth look at three-to-two Belgian telecoms deal

The European Commission has launched a Phase II review into Orange’s €1.8 billion proposed acquisition of Belgian rivals Voo and Brutélé to determine if the deal will reduce competition and increase the risk of collusion in several markets.

29 July 2022

CCI hits SABIC with gun-jumping penalties for Clariant acquisitions

The Competition Commission of India has hit Saudi Basic Industries Corporation with a pair of gun-jumping fines for failing to notify its acquisitions of two minority stakes in rival chemicals company Clariant.

29 July 2022

Spirit charts new course with JetBlue deal

Spirit Airlines has accepted JetBlue’s $3.8 billion acquisition bid, just months after it said the deal had a “low probability” of receiving clearance from the Department of Justice’s antitrust division.

29 July 2022

Syracuse hospitals seek antitrust immunity

A pair of Syracuse-based hospitals are asking New York lawmakers to bless their plans to become the region’s largest healthcare facility while shielding the tie-up from federal antitrust scrutiny.

28 July 2022

FTC sues to block Meta’s VR expansion

A divided Federal Trade Commission has sued to block Meta’s acquisition of Within Unlimited on grounds it would substantially harm competition for virtual reality fitness apps.

28 July 2022

Tickets available for GCR Live: Global Merger Control in Brussels

GCR Live: Global Merger Control is returning to Brussels in October, with panels discussing high-profile deals, novel theories of harm both within and outside the technology sector and the role of economics in merger assessment.

26 July 2022

Freshfields, Pérez Llorca, Latham and Gide lead Orange/MasMovil deal

Orange and MasMovil have tapped Latham & Watkins, Pérez Llorca, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Gide Loyrette Nouel to steer the €18.6 billion merger of Spain's second and fourth-largest mobile network operators.

26 July 2022

CMA poised to accept oil rig divestment for offshore drilling deal

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has said it will likely accept Noble Corporation’s divestment of jack-up oil rigs in northwestern Europe to clear the company’s purchase of Maersk Drilling.

25 July 2022

Covington and Cooley steer Amazon’s healthcare expansion

Amazon has revealed plans to acquire primary care network One Medical for $3.9 billion, drawing concern from some competition advocates, lawmakers and patients.

22 July 2022

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