The Canadian Competition Bureau’s Attempt to Halt Beer Merger Goes Flat

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Mark Katz, Feb 28, 2008 On January 22, 2008, the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal (FCA) rejected the Competition Bureau’s appeal in Labatt, refusing the Bureau’s request for section 100 relief and more time to investigate Labatt Brewing Co. Ltd.’s proposed 2007 acquisition […]

The FTC’s Quixotic Pursuit of the Whole Foods/Wild Oats Merger

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Rick Dumas-Eymard, Nov 07, 2007 A little over two months ago, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) challenge of the acquisition by natural and organic foods retailer Whole Foods of its rival Wild Oats seemed all but dead in the water. On August […]

Schneider Electric Damages Judgment: A New Era in EC Merger Control?

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Juan Rodriguez, Aug 06, 2007 The judgment of the Court of First Instance (CFI) of July 11, 2007 awarding damages to Schneider Electric is unlikely to lead to a flood of merger-related damages litigation against the European Commission. But, unless it is overturned […]

A Competitive Analysis of the Proposed XM-Sirius Satellite Radio Merger

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Paul Larkin, Jul 26, 2007 On February 19, 2007, America’s two satellite radio companies -XM, based in Washington, D.C., and Sirius, based in New York City- proposed a merger of the two firms. The union would be accomplished by an exchange of shares […]

Ignoring the Lessons of Von’s Grocery: Some Thoughts on the FTC’s Opposition to the Whole Foods/Wild Oats Merger

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Thomas Lambert, Jun 14, 2007 One of the most maligned antitrust decisions in history involved a merger of grocery store chains. Even those voices inclined toward substantial antitrust intervention believe the Supreme Court erred in its 1966 Von’s Grocery decision, which condemned the […]

Time to Rethink Merger Policy?

Jordi Gual, Apr 19, 2007 This paper provides a critical analysis of some of the key features of merger policy as understood and practiced in leading jurisdictions such as the European Community and the United States. It focuses first on a discussion of the gradual move of merger policy towards the examination of unilateral effects. […]

Court of First Instance Upholds Prohibition of General Electric/Honeywell

Shaun Goodman, Apr 01, 2006 On December 14, 2005, the European Court of First Instance (CFI) upheld the European Commission’s 2001 prohibition of a proposed merger between General Electric (GE) and Honeywell (the Decision). The Decision’s partial reliance on conglomerate effects theories had been controversial at the time, and the Commission was criticised in strong […]

Impala v. Commission (Sony/BMG)

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Kyriakos Fountoukakos, Nov 03, 2006 On July 13, 2006, the Court of First Instance (CFI) annulled the European Commission’s 2004 decision authorizing the creation of SonyBMG, a joint venture between Bertelsmann and Sony, merging their global recorded music activities. In general, the CFI […]

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