Merger control and the public interest: European spotlight on foreign direct investment and national security

Merger control and the public interest: European spotlight on foreign direct investment and national security

December 2017 CPI Europe Column edited by Anna Tzanaki (Competition Policy International) & Juan Delgado (Global Economics Group) presents: Merger control and the public interest: European spotlight on foreign direct investment and national security By Kyriakos Fountoukakos & Molly Herron (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP)[1] Click here for a PDF version of the article Introduction Against a backdrop of increasingly protectionist […]

EU Merger Policy after the 2004 Reform: More Economic Approach, Fewer Challenges

Posted by Social Science Research Network EU Merger Policy after the 2004 Reform: More Economic Approach, Fewer Challenges By Federico Mini Abstract:     I conduct an empirical analysis of European Commission’s decisions on horizontal mergers before and after the 2004 reform, which introduced a “more economic approach” to merger control. The new approach did not […]

Japan: Regulator concerns delay bank merger

Japan: Regulator concerns delay bank merger

Two of southwestern Japan’s regional banks will probably delay their merger since they have failed to address antitrust regulators’ concerns. An official announcement is expected from Fukuoka Financial Group and Eighteenth Bank as early as next week after they finalize the details. The banks are abandoning a clear timetable because they now realize a long […]

Competition law and policy after Brexit

Posted by Social Science Research Network Competition law and policy after Brexit By Niamh Dunne (London School of Economics & Political Science) Abstract:     Competition law and policy is an area where the EU legal framework has had a particularly significant impact on the evolution of UK law. The EU rules have functioned as both […]

Proposals for a more efficient European merger control

Posted by Social Science Research Network Proposals for a more efficient European merger control By Aleksandra Boutin & Xavier Boutin (Compass Lexecon Brussels) Abstract:     The reforms proposed in this paper pursue one common objective. Our aim is to reduce the burden of notifying and controlling unproblematic mergers, such that resources can be focused on […]

New Zealand: Competition watchdog rejects Sky TV, Vodafone merger

New Zealand: Competition watchdog rejects Sky TV, Vodafone merger

New Zealand’s competition regulator on Thursday ruled against Sky Network Television’s acquisition of Vodafone’s New Zealand unit for NZ$1.3 billion . The Commerce Commission said in a statement that it was not convinced the deal would not substantially decrease competition in the New Zealand market. The regulator had in October delayed the decision until February […]

Changing Times? The Outlook For Antitrust Enforcement In The EU And The U.S.

Changing Times? The Outlook For Antitrust Enforcement In The EU And The U.S.

By Rachel Brandenburger, Logan Breed, Helen Bignall & Paul Castlo – This article considers the outlook for antitrust enforcement in the EU and the U.S. in the next few years, and how Brexit and the new U.S. administration under President Trump could impact that outlook. Antitrust policy and enforcement faces extraordinary challenges and uncertainties in […]

Compliance And Enforcement In A Blockchain(ed) World

Compliance And Enforcement In A Blockchain(ed) World

By Ajinkya M. Tulpule – Most legal professionals have come across the term “blockchain” or “bitcoin” as part of their legal advisory work, training sessions, client interaction or news updates. This topic has also been covered by industry publications, websites, magazines and journals which helpfully explain what a blockchain is, what it does and how it […]

Big Data, Big Concerns?

Big Data, Big Concerns?

By Maikel Van Wissen & Lodewick Prompers –  The role that big data plays in the financial services industry is changing at a rapid pace. Data is no longer a lump of facts but rather a vibrant source of insight leading to innovative products and better business decisions.As a result, big data is transforming the processes […]

Indian Merger Control – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Indian Merger Control – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

By Naval Satarawala Chopra & Aparna Mehra – This article addresses the trends and challenges of the merger control regime in India.The merger control regime in India has been in place for the last five years. When the regime was introduced, practitioners and academics feared that the approval process adopted by the Competition Commission of India would […]

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