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A new critical path for utility mergers

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 17 2012

On February 16 2012 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission took a decidedly different approach to its regulatory approval for mergers and acquisitions of electric utilities by declining to adopt the 2010 horizontal merger guidelines, issued by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, which raised the thresholds that trigger market-power concerns

FTC announces another fine for violating the premerger filing requirements and also new amendments to the HSR rules

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 3 2013

For the second time in as many weeks, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the filing of a civil complaint for violation of the

The new national commission on markets and competition

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • Spain
  • -
  • June 20 2013

More than a year after the government announced that the National Competition Commission would merge with up to six other sector regulators to create

MOFCOM issues conditional clearance of Russian potash merger and circulates two draft regulations for public comment

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • China, Russia
  • -
  • June 23 2011

On June 2, 2011, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”), China’s merger control authority, approved the proposed merger between two Russian potash producers, Uralkali and Silvinit, subject to conditions

Antitrust a factor in Caremark choosing CVS over Express Scripts

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 2 2007

The shareholders of Caremark Rx, Inc. formally accepted the offer of CVS Corp. on March 16, 2007, over the hostile bid of Express Scripts

Recent developments in Chinese merger control - MOFCOM shifts up a gear

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • China
  • -
  • May 9 2013

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce ("MOFCOM") has stepped up its merger control activities on many fronts in recent weeks, issuing ground-breaking

EU daily update: competition - 121007

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • October 12 2007

Germany’s state-owned bank KfW has appointed US investment bank Merrill Lynch to look “closely at the option of selling” its 37.8 stake in German-based bank IKB

Implementation of the competition regime reforms

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 1 2012

On 23 May 2012, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, which seeks to implement, amongst other things, reforms to competition law, was published and introduced into Parliament

Holding parents liable in the EU for the wrongdoings of their joint ventures

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • March 1 2012

On 2 February, the EU's General Court issued two important judgments concerning the issue of whether joint venture parents can be held liable for the cartel behaviour of their 50-50 joint venture

Important changes to Hungary's competition law regime

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • Hungary
  • -
  • October 25 2013

On 18 October 2013, the Hungarian government presented a bill which introduces significant reform to the competition law regime in Hungary. Key