Topic: Structural remedies

Egg suppliers clash over privileged docs in UK merger unwinding dispute

A UK egg distributor and several senior directors must clarify documents they claim are legally privileged, as the defendants fight allegations they breached a UK Competition Commission order to unwind a transaction between the country’s two largest egg suppliers.

06 December 2023

US Antitrust Agencies Take Stricter Approach to Structural Remedies Amid Growing Concern

Featured in Merger Remedies Guide - Fifth Edition

While structural remedies are typically the preferred approach for US antitrust agencies in merger cases, in recent years, the agencies have expressed concern that structural remedies may fail to achieve their objectives. This  follows several divestitures that the agencies considered to be failures, and the agencies have now signalled a lower tolerance for the risk of a divestiture failing and narrowed the circumstances in which they are likely to agree to settle cases with structural remedies.

01 December 2023

Germany clears Veolia acquisition with upfront buyer remedy

Veolia’s German subsidiary can acquire a waste management rival subject to an upfront buyer remedy, the Federal Cartel Office has said.

30 November 2023

AkzoNobel deal suffers another blow

South Africa’s Competition Tribunal has rejected behavioural, structural and public interest remedies from AkzoNobel as part of a decision confirming the prohibition of its acquisition of Kansai Paint’s African business.

22 November 2023

Three-to-two Norwegian airline deal hits turbulence

Norwegian Air believes it will secure approval for its acquisition of rival airline Widerøe despite the country's competition authority rejecting a remedy package and issuing a statement of objections against the tie-up.

17 November 2023

Fuel retailer offers divestitures to Chevron to quell ACCC concerns

Viva Energy has offered to divest an additional two fuel and convenience locations to Chevron to address concerns that its €687.1 million acquisition of OTR Group harms competition for the supply of retail fuel in South Australia.

16 November 2023

Dutch enforcer wants additional powers to address merger enforcement gaps

The Dutch antitrust watchdog is seeking new powers to review below-threshold mergers, less than three months after calling for a market investigation toolkit to address existing enforcement blindspots.

07 November 2023

Agencies lobbying peers to block deals likely unlawful, CMA official says

Competition authorities do not try to lobby their peers to block deals, a senior official at the UK’s antitrust watchdog has said.

30 October 2023

German enforcer cautions against global “fix-it-first” solutions

Restructuring deals to remedy anticipated competition concerns is “a very difficult endeavour” in global transactions, a senior official at Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has said.

12 October 2023

EU finalises Illumina/Grail divestment roadmap

The European Commission has confirmed how Illumina and Grail should unwind their €5.9 billion tie-up.

12 October 2023

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