Policy issues at heart of most complex CFIUS cases, former official says

The most complicated US-based foreign investment control cases are driven by policy considerations more than legal processes, a former top CFIUS official has said.

13 September 2022

South African authority calls for cider sale in Heineken deal

The Competition Commission of South Africa has recommended giving the go-ahead to Heineken’s acquisition of assets from rival Distell, subject to the merged company divesting the Strongbow cider brand within the country.

12 September 2022

French enforcer appoints new sustainability network head

France’s Competition Authority has formally appointed the first head of its sustainable development network, as it braces for an increase in complaints and queries about cooperation between rivals on such initiatives.

12 September 2022

Former Mexican telecoms chief accuses Apple and Google of leveraging market power

The former head of Mexico’s predecessor telecommunications authority has filed a complaint against Apple and Google with the country’s current regulator after the national antitrust enforcer rejected his same allegations.

12 September 2022

EU takes over Portuguese Google ad tech probe

The Portuguese Competition Authority has handed over a previously undisclosed investigation into Google to the European Commission after the authorities agreed that it overlaps with an EU probe launched into the same conduct last June.

12 September 2022

More raids conducted in Greece

Greece’s Competition Commission has raided six companies in the household electrical appliances market as part of an investigation into anticompetitive vertical restraints.

09 September 2022

KPMG bolsters UK competition team with double promotion

KPMG has promoted two economists to serve as partners in its UK competition group.

09 September 2022

Finland proposes €43 million cartel fines after 10-year probe

Finland’s competition watchdog has asked the national Market Court to fine the country’s two largest plastic pipe manufacturers and three largest plastic pipe wholesalers a combined €43 million for operating a seven-year market-sharing cartel, marking the agency’s fourth-largest fining proposal.

09 September 2022

Mexico sanctions AT&T and Discovery for gun-jumping after jurisdictional spat

Mexico’s competition enforcer has fined AT&T and Warner Bros Discovery €2.6 million for failing to notify it of their separation of WarnerMedia's Mexican subsidiaries after the country’s telecoms regulator approved the underlying €42.8 billion tie-up last month.

09 September 2022

AG Pitruzzella eschews distinction between standalone and follow-on claims

National courts cannot ignore findings from competition enforcers when presiding over related private litigation, even if those decisions relate to matters arising before the EU Damages Directive existed, an EU advocate general has said.

09 September 2022

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