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Reshaping the Contours of Combination Threshold through the 2020 Draft Competition...

By Dhanendra Kumar & Anish Gupta1   I. Background The Competition Act, 2002 replaced the toothless Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Act, 1969 (“MRTP”) in 2002, as...
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Market Concentration in Europe: Evidence from Antitrust Markets

By Pauline Affeldt & Tomaso Duso (German Institute for Economic Research), Klaus Gugler (Vienna University), Joanna Piechucka (Paris School of Economics) An increasing body of...
Analyzing Vertical Mergers

How Merger Control Impedes an Efficient Market for Corporate Control

By: Gishan Dissanaike, Wolfgang Drobetz & Paul P Momtaz (Oxford Business Law Blog) Recent deliberations among antitrust enforcers about the pros and cons of breaking...
How Confident Should You Be About State Confidentiality?

EU M&A Regulation is Getting Tougher – What You Need to...

By: (Bryan Cave) The COVID-19 pandemic has made 2020 a difficult year for many companies looking to do deals. Competition agencies and other government regulators...
Merger

Nigeria’s Foreign-to-Foreign Merger Control Regime

By: Michael-James Currie & Camilla Johnson (African Antitrust) Antitrust enforcement is on the rise across Africa. Many jurisdictions are developing competition authorities and endorsing legislation with...
Wolf in the woods

Shall We Play in the Forest (While the Wolf is not...

By Pablo Trevisán (Estudio Trevisan)1   I. Introduction Airports closed and turned into airplane graveyards overnight; travel restrictions; massive cancellation of flights; sporting events and shows were...
Standstill Sign

Open Market Purchases – India Plans to Dilute Standstill Obligation

By Anisha Chand & Anmol Awasthi (Khaitan & Co)1   Introduction Consider that a company (say, A) is proposing to acquire 49 percent equity shares of another...
The Failing Firm Defense Times of (the COVID-19) Crisis

The Failing Firm Defense in Times of (the COVID-19) Crisis: Is...

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has affected all areas of economic activity and competition law was not spared. Regulators around the world had to deal...
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French Watchdog Publishes New Guidelines Regarding Merger Control

The Autorité today publishes its new merger control guidelines. They come into force today and replace the previous guidelines dated 4 July 2013. This publication, which...
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Antitrust Developments in Argentina

By Julián Peña & Federico Rossi (Allende & Brea)1   Antitrust enforcement in Argentina has been going through changes in recent times and has continued to...

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