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Esguerra - National Expert for Colombia
19/06/2021
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
19/05/2021
By Dr Bjoern Herbers (CMS, Brussels) and Christoff Henrik Soltau (CMS, Germany) ...
Misleading information provided by merging parties
18/05/2021
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
8/05/2021
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
7/05/2021
By Sarah Beeston and Cihan Erdogan (Van Doorne) ...
Argentina - Merger control status and statistics - May 2021
4/05/2021
By Luis Barry, Carolina Abdelnabe Vila, Clara Rodríguez Llanos and Sonia Del Regno (Pérez Alati, Grondona, Benites & Arntsen) ...
Dutch Court annuls approval of merger
13/04/2021
By Sarah Beeston and Femke Beelen (Van Doorne) ...
Ketler & Partners - National Expert for Slovenia
27/03/2021
Slovenia is now included in the Merger Filing Guide - Content has been provided by Ketler & Partners - member of Karanovic.  ...
Mishcon de Reya - National Expert for the UK
22/03/2021
The United Kingdom is now included in the Merger Filing Guide - Content has been provided by Mishcon de Reya.  ...
Meitar Law Offices - National Expert for Israel
2/03/2021
Israel is now included in the Merger Filing Guide - Content has been provided by Meitar Law Offices.  ...

Latest Decisions

COMP/MCAA/13/2020: Lidl Immobiliare Malta Ltd - Scotts Ltd - Said Investments Ltd
9/06/2021 Malta
The Office for Competition (‘Office’) approved the acquisition of parts of Scotts Ltd (‘Scotts’) by Lidl Immobiliare Malta Ltd (‘Lidl’) following Phase II proceedings and the abandonment of the concentration as ori ...
Mamo TCV
DECISION CASE ACM/21/049832: DCC Energy Netherlands B.V. – Primagaz Nederland B.V.
31/05/2021 Netherlands
The Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) cleared the acquisition of Primagaz Nederland B.V. (Primagaz) by DCC Energy Netherlands B.V. (Benegas). The parties' activities overlapped in the markets for i) propane gas in bulk, and ii) p ...
Van Doorne
SAMR Decision: Danfoss A/S - part of business of Eaton Corporation
7/06/2021 China
SAMR conditionally approved Danfoss A/S’s acquisition of hydraulic business of Eaton Corporation subject to conditions on June 7, 2021. Danfoss was mainly engaged in R&D, manufacturing and sales of products related to refrigeration, heat ...
Gaopeng & Partners
DECISION C/1028/20: ENOPLASTIC - SPARFLEX
23/02/2021 Spain
The transaction consisted in the acquisition by ENOFLEX, S.P.A. (Enoflex) of SPARFLEX, S.A (Sparflex). The operation was authorized by the National Commission for Markets and Competition (CNMC) in phase-I with commitments. The CNMC considered ...
Cuatrecasas
DECISION C/1144/20: CAIXABANK - BANKIA
23/03/2021 Spain
The transaction consisted in the merger between CaixaBank, S.A. (Caixabank) and Bankia, S.A. (Bankia). The transaction was authorized by the National Commission for Markets and Competition (CNMC) in phase-I with commitments. The CNMC considered th ...
Cuatrecasas
DOJ Press release 21-478: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated - TCF Financial Corporation
25/05/2021 United States
The Department of Justice announced that Huntington Bancshares Incorporated and TCF Financial Corporation have agreed to sell 13 branches in Michigan to resolve antitrust concerns arising form Huntington's planned acquisition of TCF Bank. Hunt ...
Goodwin
DECISION in Merger Case No. 08700.009924/2013-19: Videolar S.A. - Mr. Lírio Albino Parisotto - Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras - Innova S.A.
28/04/2021 Brazil
Videolar’s 2014 acquisition of Innova, which had been previously approved upon execution of a merger control agreement, was prohibited by CADE’s Administrative Tribunal. The parties were both active in the petrochemical industry. Innov ...
Pinheiro Neto
FTC Matter/File Number 221 0028: Casey's General Stores, Inc. - Steven Buchanan - Buck's Intermediate Holdings, LLC
28/04/2021 United States
The Department of Justice announced that Casey's General Stores, Inc. ("Casey's"), Bucky's Intermediate Holdings, LLC ("Bucky's"), and Steven Buchanan have agreed to divest retail fuel assets in local gasoline and ...
Goodwin
FTC Matter/File Number 2010006: Heidelberg Cement AG - Lehigh Hanson, Inc. - Lehigh Cement Company LLC - Elementia S.A.B. de C.V. - Giant Cement Holding, Inc. - Keystone Cement Company
21/05/2021 United States
The FTC sought to block Lehigh Cement Company LLC's ("Lehigh Cement") $151 million acquisition of rival Pennsylvania-based cement producer Keystone Cement Company ("Keystone"), alleging that the deal would harm regional compet ...
Goodwin
Decision No. 735/2021: Clearance by the Hellenic Competition Commission of the concentration concerning the acquisition of sole control by “TEFORTO HOLDINGS LIMITED” (a subsidiary MOTOR OIL GROUP) over companies “AIOLIKO PARKO AETOS ENERGY SA,” “AIOLIKI HELLAS INDUSTRIAL & ENERGY SA”, “AIOLIKO PARKO KATO LAKOMATA ANONYMI ENERGEIAKI ETAIRIA”, “VIOTIA AIOLOS PRODUCTION AND EXPLOITATION OF ENERGY SA”, “ANEMOS MAKEDONIAS ANONYMI ENERGEIAKI ETAIRIA” and “AIOLOS ANAPTIKSIAKI KAI SIA FTHIOTIDA SA”
14/05/2021 Greece
On 14 May 2021 the Chamber of the Hellenic Competition Commission approved pursuant to Art. 8(3) of Greek Law 3959/2011, the proposed transaction notified on 31/3/2021, concerning the acquisition of sole control by “TEFORTO HOLDINGS LIMITE ...
D.K. Avgitidis & Associates Law Firm

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