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 […]

Australia: Regulator to take GSK, Novartis to court

Australia: Regulator to take GSK, Novartis to court

Australia’s competition watchdog is to take local units of GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis to court over alleged false or misleading marketing of pain relief gels. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is taking action against GlaxoSmithKline Healthcare Australia and Novartis Consumer Health Australasia over what it claims are “false or misleading representations in the marketing […]

México: COFECE ingresa controversia contra SCT por tema de Aeropuerto

México: COFECE ingresa controversia contra SCT por tema de Aeropuerto

El regulador antimonopolio mexicano COFECE presentó un decreto contra las Enmiendas al Reglamento de la Ley de Aeropuertos y las Bases Generales para la asignación de horarios de aterrizaje y despegue en aeropuertos en condiciones de saturación. Estas regulaciones fueron emitidas por el Director Ejecutivo y el Director General de Aeronáutica Civil de la Secretaría […]

Australia: Federal Court refers Apple and ACCC to mediation

Australia: Federal Court refers Apple and ACCC to mediation

Federal Court judge Mark Moshinsky has referred the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and Apple to mediation over claims that the iPhone maker misled customers about their rights in relation to defective devices. The mediation is to be concluded by March 2, 2018, before a future trial date is set. The ACCC had initiated […]

UK: Vodafone rolls out ultrafast broadband competing with BT

UK: Vodafone rolls out ultrafast broadband competing with BT

Vodafone has mounted an attack on the UK broadband market by backing plans to connect up to five million homes with new ultrafast fiber-optic lines, increasing pressure on BT to invest in upgrades and putting itself in more direct competition with Virgin Media. Under a deal with Vodafone, the alternative network builder CityFibre will borrow […]