The Greek government has nominated four academics for senior roles at the competition authority’s board, a week after the enforcer’s former board members filed appeals against their dismissals.
France’s Competition Authority has unconditionally approved British chemical producer Ineos's acquisition of OGC Nice – marking the first deal the authority has examined in the football club sector.
Steel producer ThyssenKrupp has turned to the EU General Court to challenge the European Commission’s decision to block its proposed joint venture with Tata Steel.
On 1 May 2019, the significant impediment to effective competition (SIEC) test pursuant to article 2(2) and (3) of the EU Merger Regulation celebrated its 15th anniversary. While its original intention was to catch certain “gap” cases, over the course of 15 years the European Commission has expanded the use of the SIEC test significantly beyond the legislature’s original intention.
A senior official at Russia’s antitrust watchdog has likened “big data” to oil and suggested that all market participants should have equal access to it.
Bhagwant Singh Bishnoi has become a member at the Competition Commission of India, while Herbert Smith Freehills hired a new partner in South Africa and a Scottish firm has opened an office in Ireland to prepare for Brexit.
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