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EU Commission Fines GE € 52 Million For Providing Incorrect Information During Merger Review
On 11 January 2017, GE notified its proposed acquisition of LM Wind to the Commission.
European Union
21 May 2019
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French Government To Review Merger Approval On Public Interest Grounds For First Time
On 14 June 2018, the French Ministry of Economy announced its intention to carry out, for the first time, a public interest review of Cofigeo's acquisition of the ready meals business of Agripole.
France
7 Aug 2018
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New National Security Merger Thresholds Come Into Force In The UK
On 11 June 2018, new merger control thresholds entered into force in the UK, allowing for greater intervention in transactions raising national security concerns.
UK
7 Aug 2018
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Commission Imposes Record € 125 Million Fine On Altice For Gun Jumping
On 24 April 2018, the European Commission fined Altice, a Dutch-based telecom operator, € 125 million for procedural infringements of the EU Merger Regulation.
European Union
18 May 2018
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EU General Court Rules That Opening Of Merger Phase II Cannot Be Appealed
On 27 November 2017, the General Court ("GC") dismissed appeals brought by HeidelbergCement and Schwenk Zement against the European Commission's ...
European Union
6 Feb 2018
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UK Government Proposes Significant Changes To Merger Control Regime
These proposals are significant and seek to more closely scrutinise foreign investment deals that affect national security.
European Union
28 Nov 2017
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EU General Court Annuls Commission Clearance In Liberty Global/Ziggo
On 26 October 2017, the General Court annulled the European Commission's conditional merger clearance decision in Liberty Global/Ziggo.
European Union
27 Nov 2017
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Marine Harvest Loses Appeal Against € 20 Million Fine For Failure To File
On 26 October 2017, the General Court dismissed an appeal by Marine Harvest against a € 20 million fine imposed on it by the Commission for implementing its acquisition of sole control over Morpol ...
European Union
27 Nov 2017
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EU Commission Alleges Breaches Of Procedural Rules Under EU Merger Regulation
The second SO concerns the GE/LM Wind transaction. GE
European Union
12 Sep 2017
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Commission Fines Facebook € 110 Million For Providing Misleading Information In WhatsApp Review
On 18 May 2017, the European Commission fined Facebook € 110 million for providing misleading information under the EU Merger Regulation.
European Union
20 Jun 2017
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European Commission Seeks Feedback On Procedural Aspects Of EU Merger Control
The Commission will analyse the outcome of the survey before deciding whether any legislative or procedural changes are needed.
European Union
18 Nov 2016
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European Commission Blocks Three's Acquisition Of O2 In The UK
On 11 May 2016, the European Commission ("Commission") prohibited the proposed acquisition of Telef๓nica's O2 by Hutchison's Three under the EU Merger Regulation.
European Union
16 Jun 2016
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Telecom Firm Altice Fined In France For Breaking Merger Commitments
On 30 October 2014, the FCA granted its approval for Altice to take sole control of mobile-telephone operator SFR, subject to certain commitments.
France
17 May 2016
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European Commission And Chinese MOFCOM Agree Best Practices Framework For Merger Control Cooperation
The Commission and Chinese authorities agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding in 2012 describing potential exchanges of views and experiences with respect to competition and anti-monopoly law.
European Union
9 Nov 2015
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EU Commission Conditionally Approves Online Rights Licensing And Administration Joint Venture Between Collective Management Organisations
Collective management organisations ("CMOs") represent the combined copyrights of their members, with one society typically managing a given right or set of rights for all artists in a given country...
European Union
6 Aug 2015
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EU Commission Conditionally Approves Three-Part GSK/Novartis Deal
On 28 January 2015, in two separate decisions, the European Commission conditionally approved a complex transaction between pharmaceuticals producers GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Novartis.
European Union
11 Mar 2015
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€ 20 Million, The Current Tariff For Late Notification
In 2007, Electrabel began consultations with the Commission to determine whether it had obtained control, finally submitting a formal notification in April 2008.
European Union
14 Aug 2014
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Commission Publishes White Paper On Minority Shareholding Acquisitions And Case Referrals
The proposals contained in the White Paper, if adopted, would constitute the most significant changes to EU merger control since the regime was overhauled in 2004.
European Union
14 Aug 2014
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