EU: AkzoNobel hires new global director of competition

EU: AkzoNobel hires new global director of competition

Chemicals company AkzoNobel has hired Gianni De Stefano from Hogan Lovells as its new global director of competition law, based in Brussels and Amsterdam. Gianni is a non-governmental advisor to the European Commission and the Italian Competition Authority within the International Competition Network, is an editor of the “Journal of European Competition Law & Practice” […]

UK: AkzoNobel said to have approached US rival over tie-up

UK: AkzoNobel said to have approached US rival over tie-up

Citing anonymous sources, Reuters reported Friday, October 27, that AkzoNobel has asked Axalta about the possibility of a merger. It cited one of the sources to report “Axalta is in the early stages of considering a deal with Akzo Nobel, and there is no certainty that the two companies will agree to a merger.” Axalta […]