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Key Antitrust Enforcement Trends — 2019 Antitrust Annual Report
Shearman & Sterling released its Antitrust Annual Report today. The 2019 report considers two key developments shaping worldwide antitrust enforcement – the use of antitrust as a tool to regulate
United States
30 Jul 2019
European Commission Imposes Fine On Canon For Gun-Jumping
On 27 June 2019 the European Commission imposed a fine of €28 million on the Japanese imaging and optical products manufacturer Canon for "gun-jumping" by using a warehousing structure in its 2016 acquisition of Toshiba...
European Union
11 Jul 2019
DOJ Loses First Vertical Merger Suit Brought In Decades As Federal Judge Approves AT&T's Acquisition Of Time Warner
On June 12, 2018, following a six-week-long bench trial, Judge Richard J. Leon of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that AT&T's proposed acquisition of Time Warner does not violate the antitrust laws, rejecting the United States Department of Justice's (DOJ) challenge to the merger.
United States
19 Jun 2018
To Control Or Not To Control? That Is The Question
The "standstill obligation" under Article 7 of the Regulation 139/2004 on Merger Control (EUMR)[2] prevents parties from implementing their transaction before receiving merger clearance ...
European Union
5 Jun 2018
Bayer/Monsanto: European Commission Continues Its Trend Of More Aggressive Divestments To Address Innovation Concerns
The European Commission has routinely considered potential harm to innovation as part of its merger assessments, particularly in R&D driven sectors such as pharmaceuticals and technology
European Union
22 Mar 2018
Is The Commission Starting To Take A Tough Stance On The Enforcement Of Merger Procedure?
When a transaction meets the thresholds of the EU Merger Regulation, companies must notify and obtain clearance from the European Commission before implementing the transaction.
European Union
31 May 2017
The New Kid On The Block: Hong Kong's New Competition Law Regime Has Come Into Full Effect
Today, Hong Kong's Competition Ordinance has come into full effect. The commencement comes three and a half years after the Ordinance was enacted by Hong Kong's Legislative Council.
Hong Kong
18 Dec 2015
Cartel Fines: Liability Of Private Equity Funds
The European Commission has held Goldman Sachs jointly and severally liable for a cartel infringement committed by Prysmian.
European Union
11 Apr 2014
China Conditionally Approves Thermo Fisher/Life Technologies Merger: MOFCOM Continues To March To Its Own Drumbeat
The Anti-Monopoly Bureau of MOFCOM is the governmental body with sole responsibility for enforcing the merger control provisions of the Anti-Monopoly Law.
12 Mar 2014
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