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Federal government introduces further amendments to Canada’s <em>Competition Act</em>
On September 21, the Minister of Finance tabled Bill C-56, which includes, among other things, proposed amendments to the Competition Act (the Act)
EU Chips Act: Risks and opportunities for businesses
On 18 April 2023, amid worldwide disruptions in the supply chain for the manufacture of semiconductors, the EU co-legislators reached an agreement on the text of the legislative proposal for the EU Chips Act. Similarly, to recent legislation in the United States and Japan, and a near-final legislative proposal in Taiwan , the Chips Act is intended to incentivize production of semiconductors in the EU and ensure security of supply. The Chips Act consists of three pillars.
Ten frequently asked questions: Merger transactions in Botswana
A transaction is automatically notifiable as a merger to the Competition and Consumer Authority in Botswana (“Competition Authority”) if it falls within the definition of a merger in terms of the Botswana Competition Act, and if the monetary thresholds for compulsory notification are met.
Belgian Competition Authority v. Proximus: First abuse of dominance proceedings against an acquisition not captured by merger control rules since the Towercast ruling
On 21 June 2023, the Belgian Competition Authority (BCA) adopted interim measures against the proposed acquisition by Proximus, Belgium’s incumbent telecoms operator, of EDPnet, a provider of various telecoms services via Proximus’ network. The BCA had opened proceedings in this matter only days after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) published its ruling in the Towercast case .
Antitrust and competition law in Asia: A regional guide
Our Asia Competition Law facts sheets provide insights into the main competition law regimes across Asia, reflecting the...
Cooperation between competitors
Businesses operating on the same market level need to ensure compliance with EU competition law when entering into coope...