Topic: Gun-jumping

Spain issues record gun jumping fine

Spain’s competition authority has issued what appears to be its largest-ever gun jumping penalty, fining the country’s fourth-largest mobile network operator €1.5 million for failing to notify its acquisition of a rival three years ago.

19 January 2023

Zimbabwe accepts divestiture offer to end gun-jumping probe

Zimbabwe's antitrust enforcer has given a fridge manufacturer’s parent company six months to divest its stake in the business after a gun-jumping investigation into a rival’s minority investment.

15 December 2022

Polish court annuls largest-ever antitrust fine on Gazprom

A Polish court has overturned the national competition authority’s record €6.2 billion gun-jumping penalty on Gazprom, ruling that the agency failed to prove the company established a joint venture with five other businesses to construct the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

22 November 2022

State AGs allege Kroger/Albertsons dividend restrains trade

Four state attorneys general have filed a pair of lawsuits to block Albertsons from paying a $4 billion dividend as part of its planned merger with Kroger.

03 November 2022

State AGs accuse Kroger/Albertsons of gun-jumping with dividend

The $4-billion dividend that Albertsons has agreed to pay shareholders as part of its merger with Kroger is so large that it may violate US antitrust law, according to a group of state attorneys general.

27 October 2022

Mexico sanctions AT&T and Discovery for gun-jumping after jurisdictional spat

Mexico’s competition enforcer has fined AT&T and Warner Bros Discovery €2.6 million for failing to notify it of their separation of WarnerMedia's Mexican subsidiaries after the country’s telecoms regulator approved the underlying €42.8 billion tie-up last month.

09 September 2022

Portugal issues record gun-jumping fine

The Portuguese Competition Authority has imposed its highest-ever sanction on a company for gun jumping, fining a major charity €2.5 million for failing to notify its acquisition of control over a national Red Cross hospital.

08 September 2022

Mozambique enforcer issues first infringement decisions

The Competition Regulatory Authority of Mozambique has issued its first public infringement decisions in separate gun-jumping and price-fixing cases, less than two years after becoming an operational agency.

02 September 2022

Illumina beats FTC before ALJ

Illumina’s proposed acquisition of cancer-screening company Grail would not violate US antitrust law, the Federal Trade Commission’s administrative law judge has ruled.

02 September 2022

Amazon claims myriad of legal errors in gun-jumping appeal to Indian Supreme Court

India’s specialist competition tribunal erroneously applied legal standards from contract law – which do not apply to competition cases – in upholding a record gun-jumping fine, Amazon will argue to the country’s highest court.

01 August 2022

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