FTC Facilitates Lively Debate on the Future of Vertical Merger Enforcement

FTC Facilitates Lively Debate on the Future of Vertical Merger Enforcement

November 2018 FTC Facilitates Lively Debate on the Future of Vertical Merger Enforcement By Blair Kuykendall (Dechert)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   The FTC hosted two panels on November 1st to discuss the future of vertical merger enforcement as part of its “Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century” […]

New merger control guidelines for transaction value thresholds in Austria and Germany

New merger control guidelines for transaction value thresholds in Austria and Germany

July 2018 CPI Europe Column edited by Anna Tzanaki (Competition Policy International) & Juan Delgado (Global Economics Group) presents: New merger control guidelines for transaction value thresholds in Austria and Germany By Dr. Martin Sauermann, CFA (Bundeskartellamt)1   Click here for a PDF version of the article   Introduction How to best cope with the digital economy is an […]

Understanding the Driving Forces Behind OMO and M&A Wave

Understanding the Driving Forces Behind OMO and M&A Wave

CPI Asia Column edited by Vanessa Yanhua Zhang (Global Economics Group) present: Understanding the Driving Forces Behind OMO and M&A Wave By Hongjun Zhong1 Click here for a pdf version of this article.   The capital market experienced a boom at the turn of the year. There were many mergers-and-acquisitions transactions in the Chinese capital market in the […]

A Review Of Recent Merger Control Enforcement In China

A Review Of Recent Merger Control Enforcement In China

By John Yong Ren and Wesley Wang – China’s merger control regime under the Anti-Monopoly Law of the People’s Republic of China, which came into force in 2008, has continued to evolve in the past year. This article gives a detailed review of recent merger control enforcement in China. The authors also address possible future […]

Bank Mergers And Systemic Risk

Bank Mergers And Systemic Risk

By Zsolt Macskasi –  In this article, the author begins with a brief description of the regulatory environment and the recent history of bank mergers in the U.S., followed by a discussionof the regulatory practices regarding the analysis of the likely effects of bank mergers on the stability of the financial system. The article contrasts systemic […]

Analyzing The Geographic Market In Hospital Mergers: Travel Patterns Take A Backseat To Payer Response

Analyzing The Geographic Market In Hospital Mergers: Travel Patterns Take A Backseat To Payer Response

By Andrea Levine & Andy Hasty – This article looks at recent hospital merger cases which highlight not only the importance of a properly defined geographic market, but also courts’ definitive shift away from relying on patient travel patterns in making this determination. A close look at the ensuing hospital merger challenges shows that patient flow […]

Antitrust Chronicle – Telecommunications

Antitrust Chronicle – Telecommunications

Letter from the Editor Dear Readers, This month, the Antitrust Chronicle brings you a special edition on antitrust issues in the telecoms sector, focusing on the evolution of 5G technology. Across jurisdictions, many experts and practitioners agree that 5G differs from previous cellular generations and there are numerous antitrust issues that potentially come along with […]

Mobile Fixation? A Review of Recent EC Decisions in the Telecoms Sector

Mobile Fixation? A Review of Recent EC Decisions in the Telecoms Sector

By Sascha Schubert – The EU telecoms sector has gone through several years of intense M&A activity, characterized by horizontal 4:3 mobile consolidation on the one hand and fixed/mobile integration on the other. Whether and in which direction consolidation will continue over the coming years depends in part on the prospects of obtaining regulatory clearance. After […]

Telecoms Mergers under the EU Merger Regulation: A New Frame of Reference?

Telecoms Mergers under the EU Merger Regulation: A New Frame of Reference?

By Antonio Bavasso & Dominic Long – The Commission has developed a rich decisional practice in response to a wave of consolidation in the telecoms sector. This gives rise to a number of interesting points on competition law and economics. In particular, a claim frequently made at the industry level is that, in the absence of […]

Staples/Office Depot: Clarifying Cluster Markets

Staples/Office Depot: Clarifying Cluster Markets

By Krisha A. Cerilli – The recent challenge to Staples acquisition of Office Depot brought to the forefront several key aspects of antitrust merger analysis. In suing to block the deal, FTC alleged that the acquisition would substantially lessen competition in the sale and distribution of consumable office supplies to large business customers. Staples and […]

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