Topic: Structural remedies

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

Turkey accepts behavioural and structural commitments for first time

The Turkish Competition Authority has closed an investigation into a car insurance association for allegedly entering into an anticompetitive agreement, accepting both structural and behavioural commitments for the first time.

25 January 2021

Brazil conditionally clears Takeda drug portfolio purchase

Brazil’s competition authority has greenlit local drugmaker Hypera Pharma’s bid to purchase a portfolio of medications from Takeda Pharmaceutical after the company offered a “fix-it-first” structural remedy.

22 January 2021

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

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