State Aid

UK appeals state aid tax decision to General Court

The United Kingdom has appealed against a European Commission decision finding it granted illegal state aid to several multinational companies.

UK must recover illegal state aid

EU court's state aid ruling unlikely to affect Apple case, lawyers say

UK prepares for Brexit with new state aid rules and personnel

When in doubt, buy them out: The Tipline for 21 August 2019

Critics have argued that the Department of Justice’s antitrust division was too lenient in approving airline mergers amid a string of consolidation during the Obama administration. Many of those same critics have argued US antitrust enforcers have been too lenient in approving technology mergers. Yesterday, the agency challenged a deal that encompasses both sectors. The division alleges Sabre’s acquisition of Farelogix is an attempt to eliminate a “disruptive competitor” in the market for airline flight booking services. Meanwhile, Sabre said the DOJ’s claims “reflect a fundamental misunderstanding of the industry”. 

DOJ challenges Sabre’s acquisition of a “disruptive competitor”

The Department of Justice’s antitrust division has sued to block Sabre’s purchase of a rival travel technology company.

Tommaso Valletti at GCR Live IP & Antitrust

A transcript of the keynote given by Tommaso Valletti, chief competition economist at European Commission, at GCR Live IP & Antitrust in Brussels on 13 March.

State aid official: we need right toolkit to define selectivity principle

The European Court of Justice’s recent Heitkamp Bauholding ruling shows the importance the courts attach to the selectivity principle in state aid – but the European Commission lacks “the right toolkit” to define the correct reference system in such cases, a commission official has said.

Almunia to stay the course on high fines

Joaquin Almunia, nominee for European competition commissioner, warned cartelists to expect no reprieve from high fines when he takes the helm at DG Comp.

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United States: Cartels

David Higbee, John Cove, Jessica Delbaum, Djordje Petkoski, Ryan Shores, Todd Stenerson and Mark Weiss

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Brazil: Merger Control

Tito Andrade, Maria Eugênia Novis de Oliveira and Marcos Paulo Verissimo

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Mexico: Overview

Fernando Carreño and Paloma Alcantra

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Jesús Eloy Espinoza Lozada

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Adina Claici and Elisa Pau

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