Topic: Behavioural remedies

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

Dutch tribunal reinstates original Sanoma/Iddink clearance

A first-instance court was wrong to force the Dutch competition enforcer to reinvestigate a merger between educational materials providers Sanoma Learning and Iddink after previously approving the deal with commitments, an appeals tribunal has said.

15 July 2022

South Africa urges Google to make paid advertising boxes more competitive

South Africa’s antitrust enforcer is urging Google to allow rivals to compete more easily for prominence on its search engine and has proposed capping application store commission fees after two years of a digital markets inquiry.

15 July 2022

Amazon proposes data collection cutbacks to end EU abuse probes

Amazon’s promise to make significant changes to its European business model could allow the European Commission to “test the effectiveness” of the Digital Markets Act before the rules come into effect, local lawyers have said.

14 July 2022

UK clears defence deal with national security and public interest commitments

The UK has conditionally cleared the takeover of a domestic defence company after accepting undertakings designed to protect intellectual property and sensitive capabilities, while also including a slate of public interest promises.

07 July 2022

EU aims to create distinct teams to enforce DMA

The European Commission has said it will need at least 150 staff members to enforce the new Digital Markets Act, nearly double the amount it initially anticipated when the law was proposed two years ago.

05 July 2022

EU reaches agreement to tackle foreign subsidies

The EU has moved closer to implementing new rules to curb anticompetitive subsidies from governments outside the bloc, with the European Parliament and European Council reaching a political agreement on the new regulation.

01 July 2022

UK poised to accept national security and competition commitments for aerospace deal

The UK’s business secretary is leaning toward accepting proposed remedies to allay national security and competition concerns related to Parker Hannifin’s £6.3 billion purchase of rival aerospace component supplier Meggitt.

30 June 2022

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