• The EU gets tough on gun jumping

    Like many international merger control statutes, the EU Merger Regulation (EUMR) prohibits the closing of a notifiable transaction until the European Commission (the Commission) grants or is deemed to have granted antitrust approval.

    November 06, 2017

  • Foreign Investment screening: the other merger review

    As the other articles in this issue make clear, there are a myriad of antitrust issues that merging parties must consider when planning their transactions and evaluating the potential regulatory risks. In cross-border transactions, another important consideration is securing clearance under foreign investment screening laws.

    November 06, 2017

  • The EU gets tough on gun-jumping

    The United Kingdom’s June 23, 2016 vote to leave the European Union (EU)—known as Brexit—triggered a political and economic earthquake in Europe.

    September 28, 2017

  • Let’s talk antitrust - The Intel judgment - What you need to know

    On 6 September 2017, the EU’s highest court, the Court of Justice (CJEU), released its long-awaited decision in the Intel case, in which the Commission imposed a fine of €1.06 billion – at the time, the largest fine ever imposed by a competition regulator on an individual company.

    September 26, 2017

  • Proposal for a new EU investment screening framework

    On September 13, the European Commission (Commission) proposed a new framework for screening foreign direct investments into the European Union (EU).

    September 18, 2017

  • Artificial Intelligence: The ethical and legal implications

    Artificial Intelligence has huge potential to bring accuracy, efficiencies, cost savings and speed to a whole range of formerly human activities and to provide entirely new insights into market and customer behaviour.

    August 04, 2017

  • Antitrust risks and Big Data

    The explosive growth in companies’ exploitation of big data is drawing intense scrutiny from European antitrust authorities.

    July 27, 2017

  • The agricultural sector in the EU merger review spotlight

    Three recent mega-deals – the merger of Dow and DuPont, ChemChina’s acquisition of Syngenta, and the merger of Bayer and Monsanto – as well as a less publicised transaction involving Bunge and Cargill – have turned the European Commission’s spotlight on the agricultural sector.

    July 20, 2017

  • Antitrust risks and Big Data

    The explosive growth in companies’ exploitation of big data is drawing intense scrutiny from European antitrust authorities.

    June 19, 2017

  • OECD workshop addresses algorithms and collusion issues

    On June 21-23, the OECD held a roundtable on the theme of “Algorithms and Collusion,” as part of a wider work stream on competition in the digital economy.

    May 19, 2017