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
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.
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
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
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 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
The explosive growth in companies’ exploitation of big data is drawing intense scrutiny from European antitrust authorities.
July 27, 2017
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
June 19, 2017
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