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December 3, 2019

 President Donald Trump (L) and French President Emmanuel Macron (R) Source: AA 26/07/2019

France became the first country in the EU to adopt a 3% tax in July of 2019 on digital services. Italy followed suit with a similar tax, effective 2020. According to Tax Foundation, Austria, Belgium, the Czech...

July 24, 2017

In a statement to the China Daily, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce reported that they have concluded 156 antitrust cases during the first half of this year.

The statement indicated that 43% of these cases were about oversees M&As (67 cases) with 18% increase from last year. 

M&A cases...

July 24, 2017

The Washington Post reported that the City of Madrid requested the La Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC) to look into Uber's pricing practices. In particular to investigate whether the new airport transport service provided by Uber violates Spanish fair competition laws on the...

July 13, 2017

"The way to smooth merger reviews is paved with transparency and accountability. We must adhere to the law to avoid hefty fines and geared towards a culture of compliance,” the PCC Chairman Arsenio Balisacan was reported in the Manila Times giving this statement at the 16th Session of the Intergover...

July 13, 2017

It has been reported by the Competition and Antitrust team at the law firm of Denton in China that the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China (MOFCOM) is contemplating a change to the merger rules. The firm which has been  provided with a "near-final draft of the new law" reported so...

July 12, 2017

The New York Times reported that a group of news organizations will begin an effort to win the right to negotiate collectively with the big online platforms as well as a limited antitrust exemption from Congress in order to do so.

July 7, 2017

“Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, and one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries have entered into settlements with certain plaintiffs in re Modafinil Antitrust Litigation matter currently pending in the United states District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania” as reported by the Economic T...

July 6, 2017

The Supreme Court has upheld an order by the Competition Appellate Tribunal (Compat) that penalties imposed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) on companies should be only on the turnover relevant to a case in dispute, not their overall turnover.

The apex court's decision came on Monday on a...

July 6, 2017

GE Faces Probe for Misleading EU Over $1.7 Billion Deal

The Commission has sent three separate Statements of Objections to Merck and Sigma-Aldrich, General Electric an

d Canon alleging they breached EU merger rules: General Electric, and Merck and Sigma-Aldrich by providing incorrect or misleading inf...

July 5, 2017

The South African Competition Commission has recommended to the South African Competition Tribunal that the proposed large merger whereby DowDuPont Inc. intends to acquire Dow Chemical Company and E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company be approved, with conditions to address competition concerns the me...

July 3, 2017

The Tribunal considered that the remedies presented do not settle the competition concerns; the majority of the Council adopted the decision.

On the judgement session of 28 June 2017, the Tribunal of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense – CADE blocked, by majority, the merger regarding the...

July 2, 2017

The Competition Commission of Mauritius (CCM) is offering a unique opportunity for enterprises who have engaged in Resale Price Maintenance (RPM) to benefit from immunity from fines through an RPM Amnesty programme.

RPM is illegal under the Competition Act 2007 and sanctionable by fines of up to 10%...

June 30, 2017

For details read here https://arstechnica.co.uk/business/2017/06/murdoch-renews-sky-takeover-bid-five-years-after-failed-plan/

June 28, 2017

For details see http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/27/technology/business/google-eu-antitrust-fine/index.html

June 9, 2017

On 9 June 2017, the Ninth Amendment to the German Act against Restraints of Competition (Gesetz gegen Wettbewerbsbeschränkungen) entered into force. 

PDF copy in English can be found here. 

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