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Antitrust, competition and economic regulation - Spring 2015
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union, USA
  • April 2 2015

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (the “CRA15”) received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015. Section 82 and Schedule 8 of the CRA15 introduces a package of

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

The antitrust challenge to the St. Luke’sSaltzer Medical Group transaction: implications for hospitalphysician consolidations
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • March 10 2014

On January 24, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), along with the Idaho Attorney General and two local hospitals, prevailed in Idaho District

Substantial reform of EU merger control on the cards
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • July 11 2014

On 9 July 2014, the European Commission published a White Paper setting out proposals to amend the EU merger control system. The proposed reform of

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”

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

EC consultation on cross-border mergers and divisions
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • October 1 2014

The European Commission has published a consultation (in the form of an online questionnaire) to assess the functioning of the existing EU legal

Updated merger filing rules in COMESA
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Africa
  • April 23 2015

The Council of Ministers of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa ("COMESA") has adopted an amendment to the COMESA Competition Rules on

Doing business in the UK - the regulatory environment
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • March 3 2015

This note describes In Brief terms the regulatory environment which will apply to a foreign corporation undertaking business in the United Kingdom

Reminder to check very carefully whether merger control filings are required
  • Hogan Lovells
  • European Union
  • July 25 2014

On 23 July 2014, the European Commission fined Marine Harvest 20 million for taking a 48.5 stake in its competitor Morpol without filing the