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Court to tackle "state action" for the first time in 20 years
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • October 23 2012

On 26 November, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear argument in FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System, No. 11-1160, its first case in 20 years about "state action" immunity under the antitrust laws


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


Right to damages when European Commission fails to respect procedural rights
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • July 13 2007

In a blow to the European Commission (the Commission), the European Court of First Instance has decided that Schneider Electric SA (Schneider) must be partially compensated for the Commission’s subsequently annulled prohibition of the proposed merger between Schneider and Legrand SA (Legrand


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


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


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


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


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


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


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