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Egypt names new competition head

The Egyptian government has appointed Mahmoud Momtaz to chair the country’s antitrust watchdog, just two years after he left his position as head of competition policy at the agency.

06 January 2021

Three competition silks appointed in UK

Three barristers with significant competition experience have been appointed as Queen's Counsel, a title that recognises the UK's top legal advocates.

06 January 2021

EU seeks feedback on antitrust exemptions for gig workers

The European Commission has followed up on its promise to protect gig workers by consulting on proposed exemptions from competition rules that would allow certain groups to form collective bargaining agreements.

06 January 2021

Romania fines online marketplace for self-preferencing

Romania's Competition Council has fined the operator of the country's leading online marketplace a total of €6.7 million for abusing its dominance by displaying its own products more favourably than competing sellers on its platform.

05 January 2021

Peruvian lawmakers vote through final merger control law

Peru’s legislative branch has signed off on the country’s long-awaited new merger control regime, providing the final stamp of approval needed for the law to come into force.

05 January 2021

Three-to-two healthcare deal collapses in Finland

A Finnish court has refused to rule on the merits of a private healthcare deal due to its collapse, despite the companies indicating they would recommence merger proceedings if they received a favourable judgment.

05 January 2021

Spain approves tiling deal subject to innovation commitments

Enforcers in Spain and Portugal have conditionally cleared a €568 million deal between two producers of ceramic tile coating, after the companies promised to protect future innovation projects and divest a substantial part of the business.

05 January 2021

JFTC fines construction companies in maglev probe

Japan’s competition watchdog has imposed more than €34 million in fines on two major construction companies for conspiring to fix bids on tenders for the construction of a major magnetic levitation train line.

05 January 2021

Delivery Hero secures conditional merger clearance in Korea

Korea’s competition watchdog has cleared Delivery Hero’s acquisition of a majority stake in Woowa Brothers subject to the divestiture of its existing local business, including popular food delivery app Yogiyo.

05 January 2021

Crowell & Moring adds partner in Brussels

Crowell & Moring has hired former Allen & Overy counsel Karel Bourgeois as a partner in its Brussels office.

05 January 2021

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