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Bulgaria: Competition watchdog approves sale of Victoria Bank

Bulgaria’s Commission for Protection of Competition has approved the sale of Victoria Bank, the subsidiary of bankrupt Corporate Commercial Bank (CCB), to Investbank. The...

UK: Watchdog cracks down on hotel booking sites

Hotel booking sites must review the way they rank and display rooms, the UK's competition watchdog has said. Some sites may be making misleading...

Canada: Former competition watchdog head joins Fasken

John Pecman, who left Canada’s Competition Bureau earlier this month after 34 years, is set to join Fasken Martineau DuMoulin in Ottawa. Pecman has worked...

UK: Ofgem appoints new chairman

Regulatory economist Martin Cave has been selected as the UK’s energy regulator’s new chair just months before it is due to impose a price...

UK: Nielsen and Ebiquity face in-depth probe over possible merger

The proposed merger of Nielsen and the advertising arm of Ebiquity has been referred for an in-depth probe after the companies failed to satisfy...

EU: Regulators to rule on Blackstone’s Thomson Reuters US$20b deal by...

EU antitrust regulators will decide by July 20 whether to clear US private equity firm Blackstone Group's $20 billion acquisition of a majority stake...

UK: CMA finds issues in Rentokil-Cannon Hygiene merger

The competition watchdog has raised concerns over a planned merger between two specialist service providers that stock washrooms across the UK, reported The Financial...

Australia: MYOB pulls out of Reckon deal after regulator concerns

MYOB has pulled out of its AU$180 million (US$136.2 million) deal to buy competitor Reckon's accounting software products in favor of building up its...

Australia: ACCC raises concerns over WestConnex sale

Australia’s competition watchdog claims Transurban holds a near-monopoly over toll roads in Sydney, leaving the regulator to weigh whether motorists would be better off...

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