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White & Case boosts partnership in Paris

Jérémie Marthan has left Linklaters to join White & Case as a partner in Paris.

12 January 2021

China reportedly censoring coverage of Alibaba probe

The Chinese government has reportedly directed local media to censor reporting on an ongoing antitrust probe into concerns that Alibaba forces merchants to exclusively use the platform to distribute their products.

12 January 2021

Canada shuts down criminal cartel probe

Canada’s antitrust watchdog has dropped a criminal investigation examining whether media companies Postmedia and Torstar unlawfully conspired to close down 36 local newspapers.

11 January 2021

Third Nordic enforcer takes drinks merger to Phase II

A tie-up between leading Nordic alcoholic drinks companies Altia and Arcus is receiving in-depth scrutiny in Finland, Norway and Sweden over concerns that the deal will significantly impede competition.

11 January 2021

Hausfeld promotes in London

Claimant litigation firm Hausfeld has promoted two competition lawyers to the partnership in London.

11 January 2021

CMA admits potential errors in merger block

The UK’s antitrust watchdog has said it will reassess the already-completed merger between two investment platform software providers after acknowledging it may have made calculation errors when ordering the companies to unwind the deal.

11 January 2021

Cartels controlling steel and cement sectors, Indian minister says

One of India’s top transportation officials has claimed that cartels are controlling prices in the steel and cement sectors.

11 January 2021

Rare Polish deal block is a “disgrace”, media company alleges

Polish media company Agora has slammed the president of the country’s competition authority for blocking its takeover of a rival radio broadcaster hours before a scheduled meeting to discuss potential remedies for the deal.

08 January 2021

Recycling merger investigated in Germany

Germany's Federal Cartel Office has opened an in-depth investigation into an acquisition by the country's largest recycling services operator, less than a year after a court upheld an earlier decision by the enforcer to block its proposed tie-up with another rival.

08 January 2021

UK probes Google Chrome privacy changes

The UK’s competition authority has launched its first-ever abuse of dominance case against one of the four ‘big tech’ companies, as it scrutinises Google’s proposals to remove third-party cookies and other functions from its Chrome internet browser.

08 January 2021

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