Topic: Structural remedies

CMA plans to block investment platform deal for second time

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has provisionally blocked FNZ's completed acquisition of GBST for a second time, although it said the former could buy back some of the latter’s assets after being forced to unwind the deal.

15 April 2021

The Jeld-Wen legacy

The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently issued a ground-breaking decision in the litigation between doormakers Jeld-Wen and Steves and Son, confirming a divestiture order in a private merger dispute for the first time. Winston & Strawn partners Susannah Torpey and Neely Agin explore how the ruling might be used by private plaintiffs to challenge allegedly anticompetitive deals in technology markets, while also highlighting some of the drawbacks to bringing these novel claims.

24 March 2021

EssilorLuxottica wins EU approval for GrandVision deal

The European Commission has cleared EssilorLuxottica’s €7.2 billion acquisition of eyewear retailer GrandVision on the condition that the merged entity divest over 350 stores in Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy.

23 March 2021

Hydraulics deal conditionally approved in EU

The European Commission has conditionally cleared Danfoss’ €2.7 billion acquisition of Eaton’s hydraulics business, after accepting a commitment from the merged company to sell assets in Germany, Poland and the US.

18 March 2021

CMA provisionally approves Adevinta/eBay remedies

eBay and Adevinta have agreed to sell off their primary classified advertising businesses in the UK to gain approval from the country’s competition enforcer for their $9.2 billion tie-up.

02 March 2021

EU slaps rare new measures on Novelis/Aleris

The European Commission has imposed new final commitments on Novelis relating to its €2.3 billion acquisition of rival Aleris in 2019, after the company invalidated the enforcer’s initial clearance decision by missing divestiture deadlines.

19 February 2021

Canadian enforcer says airline deal remedies are inadequate

Canada’s antitrust watchdog has criticised the behavioural remedies laid out by the country’s transport authority in its conditional clearance of Air Canada’s proposed acquisition of Transat for failing to adequately address competition concerns.

18 February 2021

EU clears crop deal with remedies

The European Commission has cleared a deal between two suppliers of crop protection products following a Phase I probe, on the condition that the companies first divest certain supply agreements.

12 February 2021

CMA agrees to Viagogo/StubHub break up

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has ordered Viagogo to sell all of StubHub's ticketing business outside North America, nearly three months after the enforcer indicated it may have to block the deal.

02 February 2021

General Court backs EU enforcer in Liberty Global/Ziggo challenge

The EU’s General Court has upheld the European Commission’s decision to reapprove Liberty Global’s acquisition of Dutch TV operator Ziggo, over three years after the same court sent the case back to the EU enforcer to reconsider.

27 January 2021

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