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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

20/07/2021 Russia
The FAS Russia has approved acquisition of 100% of voting shares of JSC TAIF by PJSC SIBUR Holding, while imposing a number of conditions. SIBUR was the largest integrated petrochemicals company in Russia and one of the fastest-growing companies i ...
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
DECISION: Dixy group - JSC “Tander”
14/07/2021 Russia
The FAS Russia approved the acquisition of rights to determine the business activity of Dixy group by JSC “Tander”, while imposing a number of conditions. JSC “Tander” - main operating subsidiary of Magnit PJSC, was on ...
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners
FTC Matter/File Number 2010044: Hackensack Meridian Health, Inc. - Englewood Healthcare Foundation
4/08/2021 United States
The FTC filed an administrative complaint and authorized a suit in federal court to block Hackensack Meridian Health, Inc's ("Hackensack") proposed acquisition of Englewood Healthcare Foundation ("Englewood"). Hackensack an ...
DECISION KKV/528/14.00.10/2021: Valio Oy - Heinon Tukku Oy
30/06/2021 Finland
The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority ("FCCA") conditionally approved an acquisition whereby Valio Oy acquired Heinon Tukku Oy.   Heinon Tukku was active in the wholesale market whereas Valio was active in a range of dairy ...
DECISION 21-11/145-60: Varian Medical Systems, Inc. - Siemens Healthineers AG
4/03/2021 Turkey
The transaction involved the acquisition of sole control over Varian Medical System, Inc. (“Varian”) by Siemens Healthineers AG (“Siemens Healthineers”), through its wholly owned subsidiary Siemens Healthineers Holding I GmbH. ...
ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law
DECISION 20-57/794-354: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. - Peugeot S.A.
30/12/2020 Turkey
The transaction concerned a combination of two automotive companies Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (“FCA”) and Peugeot S.A. (“PSA”), through the merger of PSA with and into FCA, forming Stellantis N.V. FCA was a global auto ...
ELIG Gürkaynak Attorneys-at-Law
Decision No. 739/2021: EFT SERVICES HOLDING B.V. (part of Euronet Worldwide Inc. group) - Piraeus Bank's merchant acquiring activities
13/07/2021 Greece
On 13 July 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 15/4/2021, concerning the acquisition by EFT SERVICES HOLDING B.V. (p ...
D.K. Avgitidis & Associates Law Firm
DOJ Press release: 21-701 Aon plc - Willis Towers Watson
26/07/2021 United States
The Department of Justice announced that Aon plc and Willis Towers Watson agreed to terminate their planned $30 billion merger.  Aon and Willis Towers Watson were involved the provision of insurance services to companies and consumers across ...
DOJ Press release 21-712: Gray Television Inc. - Quincy Media Inc.
28/07/2021 United States
The Department of Justice announced that it would require Gray Television Inc. and Quincy Media Inc. to divest 10 broadcast television stations in seven local markets as a condition of resolving a challenge to Gray's proposed $925 million acquisi ...
Decision No. 740/2021: Public Power Corporation Renewables S.A. - Geoenergy Aegean Single Member S.A. - Geothermal Target TWO II Single Member S.A
14/07/2021 Greece
On 14 July 2021 the Chamber of the Hellenic Competition Commission approved, pursuant to Art. 8(3) of Greek Law 3959/2011, the proposed transaction notified on 13/05/2021, concerning the acquisition of joint control by the Public Power Corporation Re ...
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