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COVID-19 Heightens Australia’s Concerns Over Qantas’ Alliance Stake

Qantas has rejected suggestions that its buying a 19.9% stake in rival charter operator Alliance Aviation has damaged the airline industry, as...
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The Failing Firm Defense In Times Of Economic Uncertainty

By Alyse Stach (The Antitrust Advocate) As many businesses look for solutions to weather the economic impact of the...
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Large Employer Group Asks Congress For A Ban On Hospital Mergers...

A group representing some of the largest US employers has asked Congress for a year-long ban on mergers and acquisitions among hospitals...
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UK Watchdog Gets 60,000 Complaints Over COVID Price Hikes

A UK government watchdog has received more than 60,000 complaints over companies linked to the coronavirus, with widespread anger over refund policies...
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EC Approves €9B Italian “Umbrella” Scheme To Ease Crisis

The European Commission has approved a €9 billion Italian “umbrella” scheme to support the Italian economy in the context of the coronavirus...
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The Ecuadorian Agency Announces a Fast-Track Merger Proceeding

By Mario Navarrete Serrano (Pérez Bustamante & Ponce)1   On April 20, 2020, the Ecuadorian competition agency (Superintendencia de Control del Poder de Mercado – SCPM)...
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Debate On Merger Moratorium During COVID-19 Intensifies On Capitol Hill

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the debate over whether to declare a moratorium on mergers during the coronavirus pandemic is intensifying on...
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DOJ Provides Guidance For Pork Industry During COVID-19

The US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division has provided guidance for collaboration among US hog farmers to effectively address unprecedented challenges...
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Convergence in the Time of Cholera: What Lies Ahead for the...

By Vinicius Marques de Carvalho (VMCA Advogados)1   Introduction The economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many reflections regarding public policies on several...
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Economic Nationalism and Merger Control: Impact of COVID-19

By Tanya Macrae (Avonhurst)1   Overview Lockdown restrictions are easing in several European countries, and the “way out” is the key topic of discussion across western economies....

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