A Bitter Pill from Antitrust Enforcers? Regulators Examine Private Equity Investments in Healthcare
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2w ago
What space is there in healthcare for private equity? Rhetoric from US regulators may suggest there is none. But we think enforcers have a narrower focus than their public pronouncements indicate. Here are some key considerations to make sure your deal can pull through ..read more
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The CJEU and Sport: Revolution, Evolution and Arbitration
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3w ago
A month has passed since the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered three significant judgments in the European Super League (ESL), International Skating Union (ISU) and Royal Antwerp cases, though it will be many more before the full scale and scope of their impact is fully realised ..read more
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HR issues in antitrust – competing or cheating?
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1M ago
Anti-competitive practices relating to human resources are once again under the spotlight following a spate of investigations and dawn raids targeting no-poach arrangements. But why have authorities doubled down on these practices? And what can businesses do to address HR-antitrust risk ..read more
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I’m dreaming of a green 2024
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1M ago
Guidance on sustainability has been high on the agenda of a number of competition authorities in 2023. Our recent survey results, polling over 500 sustainability professionals on their views on competition law and sustainable collaborations, give grounds for optimism in 2024 ..read more
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Bittersweet Symphony: the end of the road for the Commission’s decade-long tax crusade?
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1M ago
Despite all the time and efforts put into it, the prospects for the European Commission’s crusade against “sweetheart” tax deals using State aid law do not look bright. Following on court setbacks in its cases against Engie and Amazon, we assess what the future holds for the EC ..read more
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Hitting a brick wall? The review of below-threshold mergers in the EU
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5M ago
Transactions that do not trigger any (mandatory) merger control filing keep attracting the spotlight in the EU on multiple fronts: the use of the referral mechanism under Article 22 of the EU Merger Regulation, national competition authorities (NCAs) using abuse of dominance rules, and NCAs requesting, and receiving, more call-in powers below filing thresholds ..read more
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Skeletons in your Closet? US Agencies Focus on Prior Bad Acts in Merger Enforcement
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6M ago
Do changes in U.S. merger control policy have you feeling haunted this Halloween? Check out our latest LinkingCompetition post to find out what you need to know ..read more
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Flight cancelled: the EC's prohibition of the Booking / Etraveli deal
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6M ago
The EC's prohibition decision in the Booking / Etraveli case is a clear indication that the bar for prohibiting non-horizontal mergers has been lowered for EC mergers. In this blog post, we discuss the implications of the decision for future digital mergers ..read more
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The EC proposes its template for reporting on consumer profiling under the DMA
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6M ago
The European Commission has shared a draft Template detailing what information about consumer profiling techniques gatekeepers will need to submit in accordance with the DMA. This post looks at what gatekeepers will need to disclose under the proposed Template, and where some potential issues may arise ..read more
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Extreme Makeover: US Merger Notification Edition
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7M ago
The antitrust agencies have proposed significant changes to the US premerger notification form (“HSR Forms”), which will impact all types of reportable transactions. What does this mean for future filing parties ..read more
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