Topic: Behavioural remedies

FTC adopts tougher stance on divestitures

The US Federal Trade Commission will no longer accept merger remedies with lengthy entanglements, the director of the agency’s antitrust arm has said.

03 February 2023

South African tribunal urged to consult rivals on revised remedies in recycling merger appeal

South Africa’s Competition Tribunal is mulling if it can consider amended remedy proposals that have been revised on the final day of an appeal hearing as a pair of recycling companies challenge the national antitrust enforcer’s prohibition of their tie-up.

02 February 2023

DMU could steer rethink on behavioural remedies in digital mergers, CMA official says

Behavioural remedies could be used more commonly to address harmful mergers in the online economy once the UK’s new Digital Markets Unit becomes fully functional, a senior official at the country’s antitrust enforcer has said.

02 February 2023

Microsoft: Gamers cannot block Activision merger

A group of video gamers cannot seek a preliminary injunction against Microsoft’s $68.4 billion proposed acquisition of developer Activision Blizzard because the merging parties still have to finalise the transaction, the companies have argued.

02 February 2023

Belgium ends probe into joint venture after “remarkable” cooperation with sector regulator

The Belgian Competition Authority has closed an investigation into a network-sharing agreement between two of the country’s biggest telecommunications companies after the businesses implemented several recommendations from the country’s telecoms regulator to assuage its competition concerns.

01 February 2023

CMA consults on 20-year-old Sky TV deal remedy review

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has proposed re-reviewing past merger cases with an eye to amending or lifting out-of-date remedies, including those imposed two decades ago when Sky acquired full control of an interactive TV services provider.

31 January 2023

Dutch enforcer blocks major media tie-up

RTL has called off its proposed acquisition of Talpa Network after the Dutch antitrust authority rejected proposed remedies for failing to prevent anticipated price rises for television advertisers and distributors.

30 January 2023

Canadian enforcer loses Rogers/Shaw appeal

Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal has flatly rejected the national antitrust enforcer’s attempt to overturn a ruling in favour of Rogers Communications’ proposed $19 billion acquisition of rival Shaw Communications.

25 January 2023

Google must comply with far-reaching Android commitments after Indian ruling

India’s highest court has refused to suspend the national antitrust enforcer’s decision to fine Google €152 million and impose a slew of behavioural remedies on the technology company that will significantly alter its global Android business model.

20 January 2023

Spain accepts rare behavioural commitments to close RPM probe

Spain’s competition authority has agreed to close its resale price maintenance probe into a domestic skincare products producer after the company voluntarily offered to set up a new discount policy for its retailers.

05 January 2023

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