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Vouga Abogados - National Expert for Paraguay
Paraguay is now included in the Merger Filing Guide - Content has been provided by Vouga Abogados.  ...
General Court backs European Commission in Altice gun jumping case – confirming strict standard for standstill obligation
The General Court dismissed Altice's action against the European Commission's 2018 decision imposing two fines totalling EUR 124.5 million for "gun jumping" in connection with Altice's acquisition of PT Portugal, confirming the ...
New domestic turnover threshold in Austria
In Austria, major changes to the Cartel and Competition Act have been adopted. The changes include 1) a new domestic turnover threshold, 2) introduction of the SIEC test and 3) an increase of the filing fee. Th ...
Revision of proposed FDI regime in the Netherlands
The draft Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) regulation presented by the Dutch government last year has, following significant criticism, been amended. The revised proposal has now been published. National experts, Van Doorne, have reviewed this ne ...
A general FDI regime came into force today in Denmark
The Danish FDI regime applies for any investments etc. completed on or after 1 September 2021. Accura has provided details on the rules in the Foreign Investment section. The Danish FDI regime is likely to apply to a broad range of investme ...
Esguerra - National Expert for Colombia
Colombia is now included in the Merger Filing Guide - Content has been provided by Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos.  ...
EU merger control regardless of thresholds - Article 22 referrals
By Dr Bjoern Herbers (CMS, Brussels) and Christoff Henrik Soltau (CMS, Germany) ...
Misleading information provided by merging parties
The European Commission’s recent EUR 7.5 million fine issued to Sigma-Aldrich  for providing misleading information during the Merck/Sigma-Aldrich merger control proceedings is a reminder for all parties in merger cases of the importance o ...
BBA//Fjeldco - National Expert for Iceland
Iceland is now included in the Merger Filing Guide - Content has been provided by BBA//Fjeldco.  ...
The Netherlands - Merger control status and statistics 2019-2020
By Sarah Beeston and Cihan Erdogan (Van Doorne) ...

Latest Decisions

11/05/2021 Spain
The transaction consisted of the acquisition of sole control over the business of cartridges for hunting and sport shooting and certain related assets of MaxamCorp Holding S.L. ("MAXAM") by Sofisport S.A. ("SOFISPORT"). The transa ...
DECISION CCCS/400/140/2021/001: GlobalWafers Co., Ltd. - Siltronic AG
11/05/2021 Singapore
CCCS cleared the acquisition by GlobalWafers Co., Ltd. of sole control over Siltronic AG through the acquisition of at least 50% of the issued share capital and voting rights of Siltronic AG, by way of a voluntary public takeover bid under German law ...
Rajah & Tann
29/06/2021 Spain
The transaction consisted of the acquisition of LIBERBANK, S.A. ("LIBERBANK") by UNICAJA BANCO, S.A. ("UNICAJA"). The transaction was authorized by the National Commission for Markets and Competition (CNMC) in phase-I with commitm ...
Decision: Avito - Cian
6/10/2021 Russia
The FAS Russia has prohibited Avito's proposed acquisition of Cian. Avito is a Russian classified advertisements website with sections devoted to general goods for sale, jobs, real estate, personals, cars for sale, and services. Cian is a profess ...
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
CNT-063-2021 and UCE/CNC-004-2021: Univisión – Televisa
2/09/2021 Mexico
Both the Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (“IFT”), and the Mexican Federal Economic Competition Commission (“COFECE”), competent authorities in the sectors of competition matters associated with broadcasting and te ...
DECISION: Australian Payments Plus Ltd - NPP Australia Limited - BPAY Group Holding Pty Ltd - eftpos Payments Australia Limited
9/09/2021 Australia
The ACCC granted authorisation for the proposed amalgamation of BPAY Group Holding Pty Ltd (BPAY HoldCo), eftpos Payments Australia Limited (EPAL) and NPP Australia Limited (NPPA) after accepting a court enforceable undertaking from Australian Paymen ...
Judgment by the General Court of the European Union: Altice Europe NV - PT Portugal SGPS SA
22/09/2021 European Union (EU)
The General Court dismissed Altice's action against the European Commission's 2018 decision imposing two fines totalling EUR 124.5 million for "gun jumping" in connection with Altice's acquisition of PT Portugal, confirming the ...
COMP-MCCACA/13/2021: Zedra Malta Limited – AlleyBe Group
28/09/2021 Malta
The Office for Competition approved the acquisition of sole control of AlleyBe Group by Zedra Malta Limited through a sale and purchase agreement. Zedra Malta Limited, the acquirer, was a limited liability company that offered corporate services a ...
Mamo TCV
DECISION DKK-191/2021: Air Liquide Polska sp. z o.o. - Betamed S.A
27/08/2021 Poland
The Polish Competition Authority (the PCA) cleared a concentration consisting of the acquisition of control over Betamed S.A, with its registered seat in Katowice, Poland (Betamed, the target) by Air Liquide Polska sp. z o.o., with its registered sea ...
Allen & Overy
DECISION CASE ACM/21/050971: Sanoma Learning B.V. – Iddink Holding B.V.
1/09/2021 Netherlands
The Dutch competition authority (ACM) conditionally cleared the acquisition of Iddink Holding B.V. (Iddink) by Sanoma Learning B.V. (Sanoma) again after it was ordered by the District Court of Rotterdam to do a follow-up investigation. Sanoma was ...
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