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A Proposal to Invigorate Ex Post Merger Policy

A Proposal to Invigorate Ex Post Merger Policy

By Menesh S. Patel1   Introduction Consider a hypothetical merger subject to Hart-Scott-Rodino. Suppose that the merger receives a second request, but the reviewing agency ultimately determines...

How Merger Control Impedes an Efficient Market for Corporate Control

By: Gishan Dissanaike, Wolfgang Drobetz & Paul P Momtaz (Oxford Business Law Blog) Recent deliberations among antitrust enforcers about the pros and cons of breaking...
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EU M&A Regulation is Getting Tougher – What You Need to...

By: (Bryan Cave) The COVID-19 pandemic has made 2020 a difficult year for many companies looking to do deals. Competition agencies and other government regulators...
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Nigeria’s Foreign-to-Foreign Merger Control Regime

By: Michael-James Currie & Camilla Johnson (African Antitrust) Antitrust enforcement is on the rise across Africa. Many jurisdictions are developing competition authorities and endorsing legislation with...
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Shall We Play in the Forest (While the Wolf is not...

By Pablo Trevisán (Estudio Trevisan)1   I. Introduction Airports closed and turned into airplane graveyards overnight; travel restrictions; massive cancellation of flights; sporting events and shows were...
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Open Market Purchases – India Plans to Dilute Standstill Obligation

By Anisha Chand & Anmol Awasthi (Khaitan & Co)1   Introduction Consider that a company (say, A) is proposing to acquire 49 percent equity shares of another...

The Failing Firm Defense in Times of (the COVID-19) Crisis: Is...

The recent COVID-19 pandemic has affected all areas of economic activity and competition law was not spared. Regulators around the world had to deal...
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French Watchdog Publishes New Guidelines Regarding Merger Control

The Autorité today publishes its new merger control guidelines. They come into force today and replace the previous guidelines dated 4 July 2013. This publication, which...

Antitrust Developments in Argentina

By Julián Peña & Federico Rossi (Allende & Brea)1   Antitrust enforcement in Argentina has been going through changes in recent times and has continued to...
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A Discussion of VIE-structured Companies from a Merger Review Perspective

By Wei Huang & Chang Gao (Tian Yuan Law Firm)1   Recently, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued special orders to big tech companies to...

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