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Competition Law: Information, Updates and Analysis, Nov 2016

Legal PronouncementsMarket DevelopmentsLegal PronouncementsUnited States of America (‘US’) - Federal Trade Commission (‘FTC’)FTC approves final order preserving competition in the market for Insulated-Gate Bipolar Transistors used in Automotive Ignition Systems. Dated: September 30, 2016 In order to settle FTC charges that its proposed $2.4 billion acquisition of California based Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. would be [...]

Competition Law: Information, Updates and Analysis, Sep 2016

Legal PronouncementsMarket DevelopmentsLegal PronouncementsEuropean UnionEC fines truck producers 2.93 billion Euros for participating in cartel dated July 19, 2016 MAN Truck & Bus Deutschland GmbH (‘MAN’), AB Volvo (publ), Renault Trucks SAS, Daimler AG, Iveco Magirus AG and DAF Trucks Deutschland GmbH were discovered by the EC to be engaged in a cartel relating to: [...]

Competition Law: Information, Updates and Analysis, July 2016

Legal PronouncementsMarket DevelopmentsLegal PronouncementsUnited States of America – Federal Trade Commission (‘FTC’)FTC approves ProMedica Health System Inc. divestiture of St. Luke Hospital dated June 24, 2016 FTC has approved ProMedica Health System Inc.’s (‘ProMedica’) divestiture of its former rival, St. Luke’s Hospital (‘St. Luke’). The acquisition of St. Luke by ProMedica in August 2010 was [...]

Competition Law: Information, Updates and Analysis, May 2016

Legal PronouncementsMarket DevelopmentsLegal PronouncementsUnited States of America – Federal Trade Commission (‘FTC’)FTC approves final order preserving competition for sale of drugs that treatbacterial infections and ulcerative colitis dated April 20, 2016 Upon investigation of the proposed $850 million acquisition of Gavis Pharmaceuticals LLC by Lupin Limited, the FTC found that the merger will combine two [...]

Competition Law: Information, Updates and Analysis, Mar 2016

Legal PronouncementsMarket DevelopmentsLegal PronouncementsUnited States of America (‘US’) - Federal Trade Commission (‘FTC’)Drug Testing Compliance Group, LLC [Matter No. 151 0048] January 29, 2016 The FTC has approved a final order settling charges that Drug Testing Compliance Group, LLC, an Idaho-based company which provides drug and alcohol testing and other services to commercial trucking companies and [...]

Competition Law: Information, Updates and Analysis, Jan 2016

Legal PronouncementsMarket DevelopmentsLegal PronouncementsEuropean Union (‘EU’) – European Competition Commission (‘European Commission’)European Commissions legally binds Bulgarian Energy Holding to its commitments addressing competition concerns, dated 10 December, 2015.  The European Commission had opened formal proceedings to investigate if Bulgarian Energy Holding (‘BEH’) is abusing its dominant market position in the wholesale electricity market in Bulgaria. [...]

Competition Law: Information, Updates and Analysis, Nov 2015

Legal PronouncementsMarket DevelopmentsLegal PronouncementsUnited KingdomCompetition and Market Authority (‘CMA’) Investigation into online booking of hotels closed, dated September 16, 2015 The Office of Fair Trading (’OFT’) had commenced its investigation on September 10, 2010 into whether agreements between InterContinental Hotels Group and each of Booking.com and Expedia.co.in (‘Parties’) placing discounting restrictions on online hotel agents [...]

Competition Law: Information, Updates and Analysis Covering December, January, February and March 2013-2014

Legal PronouncementsMarket DevelopmentsLegal PronouncementsEuropean UnionEuropean Commission fines banks € 1.71 billion for participating in cartels in the interest rate derivatives industry[1] December 4, 2013 The Commission has fined eight international financial institutions a total of € 1 712 468 000 for participating in illegal cartels in markets for financial derivatives covering the EEA. Four of [...]

Competition Law: Information, Updates and Analysis, July 2015

Legal PronouncementsMarket DevelopmentsLegal PronouncementsRepublic of IndiaCompetition Commission of India (‘Commission’) Mr. Pankaj Agarwal and others v. DLF Gurgaon Home Development Private Limited. [Case No. 13 of 2010] May 12, 2015 In the instant case, along with the contention of abuse of dominance by the opposite party, the opposite party challenged the jurisdiction of the Competition [...]

Competition Law: Information, Updates and Analysis, May 2015

Legal PronouncementsMarket DevelopmentsLegal PronouncementsUnited States of AmericaFederal Trade Commission (‘FTC’) Federal Appeals Court upholds FTC Order that found McWane, Inc. unlawfully maintained monopoly in Domestic Pipe Fittings April 17, 2015 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit upheld a FTC decision and order finding that McWane, Inc., the largest U.S. supplier of ductile [...]

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