Topic: Gun-jumping

ECJ upholds Altice gun-jumping fine

Altice was correctly sanctioned for breaching EU standstill rules and failing to notify its acquisition of PT Portugal, the European Court of Justice has concluded while lowering the fine for the latter breach by €3.1 million.

09 November 2023

Israel adopts flexible enforcement approach

Supply chain problems linked to Israel’s current security crisis justify a more flexible approach to antitrust enforcement, the head of its competition authority has said.

12 October 2023

RSF gets third party status in EU Vivendi/Lagardère gun-jumping probe

Reporters Without Borders will formally participate in the European Commission’s Vivendi/Lagardère gun-jumping probe after being recognised as an interested party.

09 October 2023

Austria seeks gun-jumping fine against Vivendi

Vivendi is being targeted by antitrust enforcers once again for an alleged gun-jumping breach related to its acquisition of Lagardère.

26 September 2023

SAMR pushes businesses to establish merger compliance departments

China’s competition authority has published its first-ever merger compliance guidelines, urging companies to establish compliance departments and reiterating its commitment to punish gun-jumping violations.

11 September 2023

Antitrust doesn’t exempt consumer protection violations, court rules

Federal antitrust law does not absolve Cricket Wireless from failing to notify customers that it planned to shut down its network pending its acquisition by AT&T, a Maryland appellate state court has said.

07 September 2023

Court upholds Curaçao’s first-ever antitrust fine

Curaçao’s competition authority has successfully fought off a court challenge against a €200,000 gun jumping fine it imposed on accounting giant Ernst & Young for failing to notify its acquisition of KPMG’s local finance business.

30 August 2023

Mexico: new COFECE leadership and IFT restructure exemplify antitrust regime

Featured in Americas Antitrust Review 2024

After two years of vacancies, COFECE has a full, five-member Board of Commissioners to vote on pressing competitive issues. Meanwhile, IFT has amended its by-laws to permit a three-member commission, demonstrating adaptability in a rapidly evolving antitrust landscape.

25 August 2023

EU probes possible Vivendi/Lagardère gun-jumping breaches

Media conglomerate Vivendi has said it believes its acquisition of Lagardère complies with EU merger control rules after the European Commission opened an investigation into possible breaches of its standstill obligation and Phase II commitments.

26 July 2023

Slovakia issues record €21 million gun-jumping fine

A business owned by Slovakia’s former prime minister must pay a €21 million gun-jumping fine for acquiring two bakeries without notifying the country’s competition authority.

20 July 2023

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