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MOFCOM releases interpretations on several issues concerning antitrust review

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • China
  • -
  • November 27 2008

On November 18, 2008, the PRC Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) issued an announcement (Announcement No. 95), declaring its approval of the acquisition of Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc. (AB) by InBev N.V.S.A. (InBev) (the InBevAB Transaction), subject to several restrictive conditions

EU daily update: competition - 291007

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • October 29 2007

The US Federal Trade Commission has ordered US-based manufacturer of fiberglass and related products Owens Corning to sell some of its North American operations to win regulatory approval for its US$640m acquisition of parts of French building-materials company Cie. de Saint-Gobain SA

EU daily update: competition - 071107

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • European Union
  • -
  • November 7 2007

Dutch natural gas company Gasunie has taken a 9 stake in the Nord Stream pipeline project, which intends to carry gas directly from Russia to Germany and is controlled by Russian energy company Gazprom

NDRC maps out its main responsibilities, internal organizations, and personnel

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • China
  • -
  • December 16 2008

In line with its recent reformation of its internal organizations, the State Council unveiled a set of provisions on the major responsibilities, internal organizations, and personnel of the National Development and Reform Commission (the NDRC) on August 21, 2008

FTC announces changes to jurisdictional thresholds for Sections 7a and 8 of the Clayton Act

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 23 2007

On January 16, 2007, the Federal Trade Commission announced new jurisdictional thresholds for premerger notification filings made pursuant to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act) as well as for Section 8 of the Clayton Act

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

FTC consent highlights risks to financial investors

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

Investments in life science companies by venture capitalists, hedge funds, private equity firms, consultants, and others have become increasingly common in recent years

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

Antitrust, competition and economic regulation client quarterly newsletter

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • China, European Union, Greece, USA
  • -
  • January 24 2012

A public company CEO recently consented to a federal district court order requiring him to pay a $500,000 civil penalty for violating the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR Act”

A new critical path for utility mergers: FERC declines to adopt DOJFTC framework for merger and market-based rates analysis

  • Hogan Lovells
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 17 2012

Yesterday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) took a decidedly different approach to its regulatory approval for mergers and acquisitions of electric utilities by declining to adopt the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) (collectively “Antitrust Agencies”) 2010 Horizontal Merger Guidelines that raise the thresholds that trigger market-power concerns