Blog o’ Blogs February

Our look back at January’s activity brings us a view of a world in transition, with national regulators shoring up their powers and gearing up for what looks to some like a post-new year turn towards introspection and protectionist impulses. Get up to date with these developing tendencies!

Sheppard Mullin’s EU team has created a list of major legal shifts that await General Counsel and Compliance Officers in the areas of competition, EU regulatory and trade in 2017.
Jacques Derenne, Curtis Dombek, Oliver Heinisch, Robert Klotz, Isabelle Rahman, Wim Vandenberghe, Reid Whitten and Yaniss Aiche , (Antitrust Law Blog)
Last week, the FTC filed a complaint against Qualcomm, a manufacturer of baseband processors, which are chips included in cell phones and other products with cellular connectivity that allow the devices to connect to cell networks.
Jamison Davies and Robert P. LoBue (Antitrust Update)
Just as the European Commission was finalising its merger review of the Microsoft/LinkedIn deal, Verizon notified on 17 November its proposed acquisition of Yahoo.
Pablo Ibanez Colomo (Chilling Competition)
Doggone?: the ascent (and potential decline) of pet M&A
Due to the ubiquitous status of pets in North America, it is likely that most would expect the industry built