US: FCC will take public comments on Sinclair-Tribune merger

US: FCC will take public comments on Sinclair-Tribune merger

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will take new comments from the public on Sinclair Broadcast Group’s US$3.9 billion bid for Tribune Media, reported Reuters. The agency is reopening its review of the merger for public comments after the two companies proposed to sell off some local stations in an effort to bring the deal in […]

Composite Transactions and market purchases: Supreme Court upholds penalty for gun jumping in Thomas Cook and SCM Soilfert cases

Composite Transactions and market purchases: Supreme Court upholds penalty for gun jumping in Thomas Cook and SCM Soilfert cases1 By Ajay Goel & Subodh Prasad Deo (Saikrishna & Associates) Click here for a pdf version of this article.   The Supreme Court of India, via two separate judgements passed on 17.08.20182, upheld the order of […]

Spain: Media agencies blow whistle on Mediaset and AtresMedia collusion

Spain: Media agencies blow whistle on Mediaset and AtresMedia collusion

Various advertising agencies and Spanish media have revealed to the National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC), the competition authority in the country, the existence of clear signs that point to an advertising collusion between media giants Mediaset and Atresmedia . As El Español has learned, these testimonies have already been sent to the regulator […]

Trump’s Antitrust Bust

Posted by Wall Street Journal Trump’s Antitrust Bust You can tell a lawyer is losing a case when he offers the court an exit ramp even before a verdict. That’s how the Justice Department is trying to save its floundering antitrust case against an AT&T-Time Warner merger, and we hope federal Judge Richard Leon doesn’t […]

Germany: Mundt plans third digital market investigation

Germany: Mundt plans third digital market investigation

The German antitrust regulator plan to open its third investigation into the digital market soon, its chief said on Tuesday, March 13, sending a warning to tech companies not to abuse their dominance or misuse their collection of personal data. The comments underline growing regulatory concerns across Europe about the collection of personal data by […]

US: FTC seeks to block Wilhelmsen-Drew marine Merger

US: FTC seeks to block Wilhelmsen-Drew marine Merger

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said on Friday, February 23, it would challenge in court the Norwegian company Wilhelmsen Maritime Services’ plan to buy smaller US rival Drew Marine Group. The FTC said the US$400 million proposed deal would reduce competition in the market for marine water treatment chemicals, used in a ship’s boiler […]

Opinion By Former Senior Government Officials and Leading Antitrust Experts on the Significant Antitrust Risks Posed by Broadcom’s proposed takeover of Qualcomm

Opinion By Former Senior Government Officials and Leading Antitrust Experts on the Significant Antitrust Risks Posed by Broadcom’s proposed takeover of Qualcomm

Abstract:   There are material regulatory risks associated with any combination of Broadcom and Qualcomm. Given the parties’ competitive positions in WiFi and RFFE products (among others), the complexity of complying with a divestiture demand because of the difficulty the parties will have separating these businesses and selling them to an acceptable buyer, and the […]

Brasil: Fusión Bayer-Monsanto aprobada con condiciones

Brasil: Fusión Bayer-Monsanto aprobada con condiciones

El miércoles 7 de febrero, la agencia antimonopolio brasileña CADE aprobó la adquisición de la empresa de semillas estadounidense Monsanto propuesta por Bayer AG sin requerir más ventas de activos más allá de una propuesta global anunciada en octubre pasado, informó Reuters. La transacción, valorada en US$66 mil millones cuando se anunció en 2016, crearía […]

The new and controversial theories of harm stemming from common minority ownership of competing firms

The new and controversial theories of harm stemming from common minority ownership of competing firms

January 2018 CPI Europe Column edited by Anna Tzanaki (Competition Policy International) & Juan Delgado (Global Economics Group) presents: The new and controversial theories of harm stemming from common minority ownership of competing firms By Antonio Gomes & James Mancini (OECD)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article Introduction A recent set of papers have caused a […]

Spain: CNMC calls for end to Tobacco-sellers’ monopoly

Spain: CNMC calls for end to Tobacco-sellers’ monopoly

Spain’s National Commission of the Markets and Competition will seek to end the monopoly enjoyed by the so-called ‘Estancos’, establishments dedicated to the sale of tobacco products, which it has declared to be a distortion of free competition. In its report, the CNMC considers that rooted restrictions in the tobacco sector should be eliminated, through […]

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