Work Area: Merger Control

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

Exclusive: Oxera hires former DG Comp economist

Oxera has bolstered its partnership in Brussels by hiring the former head of unit for the chief economist team at the European Commission's Directorate-General for Competition.

22 November 2023

China issues final clearance for Broadcom/VMware

Broadcom and VMware have agreed not to tie or bundle certain high-technology products in China to win approval for their $69 billion tie-up and clear the final remaining merger review hurdle.

22 November 2023

FTC’s injunction lawsuits are unconstitutional, private equity firm says

The Federal Trade Commission lacks the constitutional authority to bring a lawsuit before a federal district court, US Anesthesia Partners and its private equity backer have said in seeking to dismiss the agency’s illegal monopolisation lawsuit.

22 November 2023

IQVIA doesn’t control data for healthcare programmatic ads, exec says

Healthcare providers can launch targeted adverts on social media without IQVIA data, an executive at the company has said.

22 November 2023

German court overturns national security deal block for the first time

The German government breached due process rules when blocking the sale of a domestic ventilator manufacturer to a Chinese buyer, a court has ruled.

21 November 2023

Italy blocks Safran purchase of local defence business

The Italian government has prohibited Safran’s proposed $1.8 billion purchase of a Raytheon subsidiary because of concerns about maintaining domestic production lines for defence products.

21 November 2023

Squire Patton Boggs snags Stroock’s national security team

The foreign investment control team at failed firm Stroock & Stroock & Lavan has joined Squire Patton Boggs in Washington, DC.

21 November 2023

Judge Ramos: market definition "crucial" to determine IQVIA/Propel

Market definition is the central issue at stake in the Federal Trade Commission’s bid to block IQVIA’s planned purchase of Propel Media, the presiding judge has said – as the FTC laid bare its key concerns about the tie-up.

21 November 2023

CMA unveils package of reforms to in-depth merger process

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has proposed a slew of reforms to its Phase II merger process, dubbed a “real step-change” to the operation of the country’s merger regime.

20 November 2023

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