Economic Evidence and the Rights of the Defense: UK vs EU Merger Control

Economic Evidence and the Rights of the Defense: UK vs EU Merger Control

May 2019 CPI Europe Column edited by Anna Tzanaki (Competition Policy International) & Juan Delgado (Global Economics Group) presents: Economic Evidence and the Rights of the Defense: UK vs EU Merger Control By Tanya Macrae (Allen & Overy LLP)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article   The issue of procedural fairness in UK and EU merger […]

Merger Review in the 2020s: Do Digitalization and Globalization Change the Analysis?

Merger Review in the 2020s: Do Digitalization and Globalization  Change the Analysis?

Merger Review in the 2020s: Do Digitalization and Globalization Change the Analysis? – By Toshiko Igarashi (Japan Fair Trade Commission)1 Click here for a PDF version of the article.   On November 7 and 8, 2018, ICN Merger Working Group held the fifteenth ICN Merger Workshop, in Tokyo, hosted by the Japan Fair Trade Commission. Over […]

US: GOP Senators introduce ‘SMARTER Act’ to homogenize merger review

US: GOP Senators introduce ‘SMARTER Act’ to homogenize merger review

US Senate Republicans have re-introduced the “SMARTER Act,”, Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules,  that would formalize the Federal Trade Commission’s 180-day “shot clock” for approving proposed mergers. This bill will require the FTC to go through the same procedures that the Department of Justice (DOJ) must go through when enforcing antitrust law […]

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 […]

Is EU Merger Control Used for Protectionism? An Empirical Analysis

Posted by Social Science Research Network Is EU Merger Control Used for Protectionism? An Empirical Analysis By Anu Bradford, Robert J. Jackson Jr. & Jonathon Zytnick (Columbia University) Abstract:     The European Commission has often used its merger-review power to challenge high-profile acquisitions involving non-EU companies, giving rise to concerns that its competition authority has […]

EU: GE faces probe for misleading over $1.7 billion deal

EU: GE faces probe for misleading over $1.7 billion deal

General Electric said on Monday that the European Union’s competition watchdog is investigating whether the industrial conglomerate provided misleading information during a merger review. “On March 9, 2017, the European Commission notified us that they were opening a proceeding to evaluate possible infringements by the company in their submissions regarding the LM Wind Power transaction,” […]

US: DOJ green lights $12.5B Danone deal with divestitures

US: DOJ green lights $12.5B Danone deal with divestitures

French food group Danone has won US antitrust approval to buy US organic food producer WhiteWave Foods, the Justice Department said on Monday. To win approval for the $10.4 billion deal, Danone agreed to sell its leading US organic yoghurt business Stonyfield Farms, the department said. In July, the French company announced plans to buy […]

A Review Of Recent Merger Control Enforcement In China

A Review Of Recent Merger Control Enforcement In China

By John Yong Ren and Wesley Wang – China’s merger control regime under the Anti-Monopoly Law of the People’s Republic of China, which came into force in 2008, has continued to evolve in the past year. This article gives a detailed review of recent merger control enforcement in China. The authors also address possible future […]

America-First Antitrust

America-First Antitrust

By Eleanor M. Fox and Harry First – What is America-First antitrust? America First means nationalism,which of course extends beyond America. Nationalism is the watchword of Brexit and of any number of political parties in Europe that might soon come to power. “From this moment on, it’s going to be America First.” So spoke Donald J. […]

U.S. / EU Antitrust Friction In The Time Of Brexit: Toward A Rosier Scenario?

U.S. / EU Antitrust Friction In The Time Of Brexit: Toward A Rosier Scenario?

By Tad Lipsky – Although U.S. and EU antitrust rules share many elements, their historical roots are distinct and a variety of important tensions and inconsistencies persist between the two systems. Firms with operations in both jurisdictions are typically required to follow different legal advice and to operate differently in each. In many circumstances such firms […]

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