Topic: Structural remedies

EU clears LSE/Refinitiv with remedies

The European Commission has approved the London Stock Exchange Group's acquisition of Refinitiv, after accepting substantial structural and behavioural commitments.

13 January 2021

CMA starts the year with another deal block

The UK’s antitrust watchdog has ordered two of the country’s biggest motor part suppliers to unwind their already completed tie-up after internal documents revealed that the deal was motivated by a desire to remove competition from the market.

12 January 2021

Las Vegas Review-Journal pushes back against rival newspaper’s lawsuit

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has hit back against a rival’s lawsuit with counterclaims, denying the Las Vegas Sun’s allegations that it schemed to eliminate it from the market and accusing the newspaper of harming competition.

07 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

Google lawsuits pile up as 38 state AGs add to DOJ’s claims

A bipartisan group of US states and territories have alleged that Google illegally sought to maintain a monopoly over general search services, expanding upon a similar lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice in October.

18 December 2020

EU court dismisses airline slot dispute

The EU General Court has rejected a request by American Airlines to throw out the European Commission’s declaration that Delta Air Lines has grandfathering rights over certain take-off and landing slots at London’s Heathrow Airport.

17 December 2020

DOJ conditionally approves New England insurance merger

Harvard Pilgrim Health and Tufts Health must divest an overlapping insurance plan to complete their merger, the Department of Justice and the State of New Hampshire have said.

15 December 2020

FTC turns to rusty breakup tool in Facebook suit, experts say

The Federal Trade Commission’s lawsuit seeking to unwind past Facebook acquisitions utilises a policy tool that competition agencies have been too reluctant to use over the past few decades, some antitrust experts have argued.

14 December 2020

Lawmakers and advocacy groups respond to Facebook lawsuits

As the antitrust community digests separate lawsuits filed against Facebook by the Federal Trade Commission and a coalition of state enforcers, GCR USA has compiled reactions from various members of Congress and advocacy groups.

10 December 2020

EU green lights pigment deal

The European Commission has approved DIC’s €1.15 billion acquisition of BASF Colors & Effects, subject to the buyer divesting a facility in the US that manufactures the majority of its pigments.

08 December 2020

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