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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) ...
Argentina - Merger control status and statistics - May 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
By Sarah Beeston and Femke Beelen (Van Doorne) ...
Ketler & Partners - National Expert for Slovenia
Slovenia is now included in the Merger Filing Guide - Content has been provided by Ketler & Partners - member of Karanovic.  ...

Latest Decisions

SAMR Decision: HUYA Inc. - DouYu International Holdings Limited
10/07/2021 China
SAMR announced a decision on July 10 2021 to block  the merger transaction of HUYA Inc. and DouYu International Holdings Limited. The merger notification was filed by Tencent Holding Ltd. and accepted by SAMR on January 4 2021. According to t ...
Gaopeng & Partners
DOJ Press release 21-566: Aon plc - Willis Towers Watson
16/06/2021 United States
The Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit to block Aon's $30 billion proposed acqusition of Willis Towers Watson, a transaction that would have brought together two of the "Big Three" global insurance brokers.  A ...
DOJ Press release 21-655: Danfoss A/S - Eaton Corporation plc
14/07/2021 United States
The Department of Justice announced that it would require Danfoss A/S (Danfoss) and Eaton Corporation Plc (Eaton) to divest assets from both Danfoss's and Eaton's orbital motor and hydraulic steering unit manufacturing businesses in order ot ...
Decision in Merger Case No. 08700.003969/2020-17: STNE Participações S.A - Linx S.A.
17/06/2021 Brazil
Stone’s acquisition of Linx was approved without conditions by CADE’s Administrative Tribunal in a full-form notification procedure. The parties were both active in payments arrangements markets. CADE’s General Superintendence ...
Pinheiro Neto
Decision in Merger Case No. 08700.005598/2020-08: Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras - White Martins Gases Industriais Ltda.
16/06/2021 Brazil
The purchase of oil company Petrobras’ stake in Gás Local by White Martins was approved by CADE’s Administrative Tribunal after the parties committed to structural remedies in a full-form notification procedure. The parties were ...
Pinheiro Neto
COMP/MCAA/08/2021: Arthur J.Gallagher & Co. - Willis Towers Watson PLC
1/07/2021 Malta
The Office for Competition approved the acquisition of certain business assets of Willis Towers Watson plc by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. without commitments. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. was a active within insurance and reinsurance brokerage, ...
Mamo TCV
DECISION CCCS/400/140/2020/007: Analog Devices, Inc. - Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
23/04/2021 Singapore
The CCCS cleared the acquisition by Analog Devices, Inc. (“ADI”) of sole control over Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (“MIP”) through the acquisition of the entire issued share of Maxim. The Parties overlapped in the global ...
Rajah & Tann
30/06/2021 Greece
On 30 June 2021 the Chamber of the Hellenic Competition Commission unanimously approved pursuant to Art. 8(3) of Greek Law 3959/2011, the proposed transaction notified on 12/3/2021, concerning the acquisition by TROPHY of the share capital (100% ...
D.K. Avgitidis & Associates Law Firm
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 ...
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