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Australia
Bird & Bird
In late 2021, Tourism Holdings Limited ("THL") and its wholly owned subsidiary THL Group (Australia) Pty Ltd, announced mutually agreed plans to acquire Apollo Tourism & Leisure Ltd ("Apollo").
Herbert Smith Freehills
Last week, the first custodial sentences were handed down in relation to contraventions of Australia's criminal cartel laws, with custodial sentences ranging from nine months to two years and six months.
Holding Redlich
ACCC claimed that Mastercard engaged in anti-competitive conduct in the supply of debit card acceptance services.
Belgium
Bird & Bird
The BCA acknowledges that the Belgian economy has continued to suffer from the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2021.
Canada
Lenczner Slaght LLP
Historically, many class actions practitioners considered certification the primary fight in a case. It was common that cases would settle not long after certification, so the whole ballgame was perceived...
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
86 merger reviews have been completed through the end of May. This is a 7% decrease from the number of reviews completed through the same period in 2021, and a 15% increase over the number of reviews through the same period in 2019.
Fasken
The Trudeau government's plan for a quick and easy win on competition law reform owing to public pressure to tame the large digital platforms will result in significant changes to the Competition Act...
China
Dentons
On May 7, 2022, the Chairperson Council of the National People's Congress ("NPC") Standing Committee was held.
Czech Republic
Bird & Bird
The VPF was collected as a mandatory condition to introduce a new film onto the cinema screen.
Denmark
Bird & Bird
Nets had requested that some information was exempted from publication in the DCC's decision, as business secrets are exempt from publication pursuant to the Danish Competition Act.
European Union
Matheson
On 18 May 2022, the EU General Court ("General Court") upheld the European Commission's ("Commission") €28 million fine which was imposed on Canon Inc ("Canon") for gun-jumping in the context of a warehousing structure...
Cooley LLP
On 3 June 2022, the European Council finally adopted the sixth set of economic and individual sanctions targeting Russia and Belarus.
Arnold & Porter
2021 has been a record-setting year in global M&A activity. Total transaction volume topped $5.5 trillion, exceeding prior peaks in 2007 and 2015 that remained below $5 billion.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
In a decision dated March 9, 2022 (No. 19/19747), the Paris Court of Appeal ruled on a competition damage claim action for abuse of dominant position brought against Schneider Electric France...
Finland
Dittmar & Indrenius
Modern-day companies are increasingly aiming to incorporate sustainability objectives in their business models and engage in sustainability-enhancing agreements.
HPP Attorneys
Cartels Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Finland, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
France
Bird & Bird
On May 24, 2022, the French Competition Authority published a new Framework Document on the benefits of compliance programs and the conditions for their effectiveness.
Germany
Oppenhoff & Partner
The EU has fundamentally reformed the rules of antitrust law regarding distribution: After a heated debate, the new Block Exemption Regulation (Vertical-BER) entered...
Oppenhoff & Partner
The constitutional complaint lodged by the Luxembourg Amazon Services Europe S.à r.l. against the high-profile decision of the Regional Court [Landgericht, LG] of Hanover of 22 July 2021 concerning an alleged violation ...
Matheson
The CCPC have previously reviewed 'below threshold' deals eg, in Eason / Argosy, and Matheson has been increasingly advising on this issue recently.
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