Topic: Behavioural remedies

Meta claims Giphy acquisition must proceed in light of CMA disclosures

The information that the UK’s antitrust authority unlawfully withheld from Meta and Giphy during its initial Phase II probe into their merger proves that the enforcer was wrong to block the already-completed deal last year, the companies have argued.

24 August 2022

French broadcasters propose remedies to appease apprehensive enforcer

TF1 and M6 have reportedly offered to keep their television and radio advertising businesses separate for three years to sway France’s Competition Authority towards clearing their contentious merger.

23 August 2022

Iceland rejects remedy bid in major telecoms Phase II probe

Iceland's Competition Authority has extended its in-depth investigation into the sale of the country’s key telecommunications infrastructure after dismissing the purchaser's proposed commitments as insufficient to remedy its competition concerns.

15 August 2022

EU seeks independent studies on digital remedies and state of competition

The European Commission has issued two separate tender requests seeking external studies into the effectiveness of its remedies in past digital cases and the state of competition in the bloc.

12 August 2022

CMA accepts modified commitment offer to clear ferry agreement

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has closed its probe into a proposed capacity-sharing agreement between P&O Ferries and DFDS, after the operators promised to appoint a monitoring trustee to ensure they comply with a commitment to limit service cancellations.

08 August 2022

Tickets available for GCR Live: Global Merger Control in Brussels

GCR Live: Global Merger Control is returning to Brussels in October, with panels discussing high-profile deals, novel theories of harm both within and outside the technology sector and the role of economics in merger assessment.

26 July 2022

Colombian enforcer accuses Avianca JV of breaching merger condition

Colombia’s competition enforcer has launched an investigation into whether the country’s largest airline and a local travel agency breached a merger condition after the authority conditionally approved their joint venture in 2018.

21 July 2022

NZ lawmaker: exempt OECD members from FDI law to aid grocery sector

A New Zealand lawmaker has suggested exempting members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development from the country’s foreign investment law to stimulate growth in the grocery sector, as he slammed the government’s response to the cost of living crisis.

20 July 2022

CMA seeks to remedy tender concern for high-speed rail project

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority is challenging a deal between two railway equipment providers over competition concerns centred on one tender related to the country’s High Speed 2 rail network, as the EU accepted a divestment remedy to clear the same merger.

19 July 2022

Taiwan conditionally clears retail deal with pricing commitments

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission has approved the acquisition of RT-Mart by the country’s largest supermarket chain after imposing several behavioural conditions on the deal to curb potential price increases.

19 July 2022

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