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EU Commission Fines GE € 52 Million For Providing Incorrect Information During Merger Review
On 11 January 2017, GE notified its proposed acquisition of LM Wind to the Commission.
European Union
21 May 2019
Belgian Competition Authority Once Again Partially Lifts Kinepolis Merger Commitments
Following the Court's annulment of the 31 May 2017 decision, the BCA reopened the case and adopted a new decision on 26 April 2018.
20 May 2019
French Government To Review Merger Approval On Public Interest Grounds For First Time
On 14 June 2018, the French Ministry of Economy announced its intention to carry out, for the first time, a public interest review of Cofigeo's acquisition of the ready meals business of Agripole.
7 Aug 2018
Commission Imposes Record € 125 Million Fine On Altice For Gun Jumping
On 24 April 2018, the European Commission fined Altice, a Dutch-based telecom operator, € 125 million for procedural infringements of the EU Merger Regulation.
European Union
18 May 2018
Brussels Court Of Appeal Annuls Decision To Lift Kinepolis Merger Conditions
On 28 February 2018, the Brussels Court of Appeal held that the decision of the Belgian Competition Authority to partially lift specific conditions imposed on Kinepolis was poorly reasoned..
30 Apr 2018
German Federal Court Of Justice Rules That Edeka's Request For "Wedding Rebates" Was Abusive
On 23 January 2018, the German Federal Court of Justice ruled that there might be an abuse under competition law if a company asks a dependent company for wedding rebates that are not objectively justified.
22 Mar 2018
EU General Court Rules That Opening Of Merger Phase II Cannot Be Appealed
On 27 November 2017, the General Court ("GC") dismissed appeals brought by HeidelbergCement and Schwenk Zement against the European Commission's ...
European Union
6 Feb 2018
UK Government Proposes Significant Changes To Merger Control Regime
These proposals are significant and seek to more closely scrutinise foreign investment deals that affect national security.
European Union
28 Nov 2017
Marine Harvest Loses Appeal Against € 20 Million Fine For Failure To File
On 26 October 2017, the General Court dismissed an appeal by Marine Harvest against a € 20 million fine imposed on it by the Commission for implementing its acquisition of sole control over Morpol ...
European Union
27 Nov 2017
EU General Court Annuls Commission Clearance In Liberty Global/Ziggo
On 26 October 2017, the General Court annulled the European Commission's conditional merger clearance decision in Liberty Global/Ziggo.
European Union
27 Nov 2017
EU Commission Alleges Breaches Of Procedural Rules Under EU Merger Regulation
The second SO concerns the GE/LM Wind transaction. GE
European Union
12 Sep 2017
Brussels Court Of Appeal Confirms Decision Of Belgian Competition Authority Rejecting Allegedly Abusive Character Of Bosteels Acquisition By AB InBev
On 28 June 2017, the Brussels Court of Appeal confirmed the decision of the BCA which had rejected the interim measures Brouwerijen Alken-Maes NV requested against the acquisition of Brouwerij Bosteels...
European Union
10 Aug 2017
Significant Changes To Austrian Competition Law
The amendments to the Austrian Cartel Act introduce an additional notification threshold, which is based on value of a transaction.
European Union
21 Jun 2017
Commission Fines Facebook € 110 Million For Providing Misleading Information In WhatsApp Review
On 18 May 2017, the European Commission fined Facebook € 110 million for providing misleading information under the EU Merger Regulation.
European Union
20 Jun 2017
Belgian Competition Authority Publishes Opinion On Belgian Merger Control Thresholds
The BCA is of the opinion that Belgian notification thresholds should not be increased because they are already relatively high when compared to those neighbouring Member States.
European Union
19 Jun 2017
Belgian Competition Authority Publishes Its 2016 Annual Report
In 2016, the BCA rejected two requests for interim measures.
European Union
24 May 2017
Substantial Changes To The Hungarian Competition Act
On 6 December 2016, the Hungarian Parliament adopted substantial changes to the Hungarian Competition Act, which were published in Hungary's official journal on 15 December 2016.
23 Jan 2017
Belgian Competition Authority Rejects Request For Suspension Of Merger In The Brewing Sector
On 21 November 2016, the Competition College of the Belgian Competition Authority rejected a request of Brouwerijen Alken-Maes to suspend the acquisition of Brouwerij Bosteels by Anheuser-Busch InBev NV.
19 Dec 2016
European Commission Seeks Feedback On Procedural Aspects Of EU Merger Control
The Commission will analyse the outcome of the survey before deciding whether any legislative or procedural changes are needed.
European Union
18 Nov 2016
European Commission Blocks Three's Acquisition Of O2 In The UK
On 11 May 2016, the European Commission ("Commission") prohibited the proposed acquisition of Telefónica's O2 by Hutchison's Three under the EU Merger Regulation.
European Union
16 Jun 2016
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