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New value-based filing thresholds in European merger control regimes implications for healthcare and life sciences companies

European Union, Germany, Austria - September 29 2017 Germany and Austria recently introduced new alternative merger control thresholds based on transaction value. At EU level the introduction of a...

Jane Hobson, Andreas Traugott, Dr. Christian Burholt.


U.S. FTC and DOJ Issue Joint Guidance for HR Professionals Warning of Criminal Liability for Wage-Fixing and No-Poaching Agreements

USA - November 4 2016 On October 20, 2016, the U.S. DOJ and FTC issued antitrust guidance for human resource (HR) professionals and others who are involved in hiring and...

Celina R. Joachim, Roxane C. Busey, Cynthia Jackson, Mark Hamer.


Germany Proposes Transaction Value Threshold to Require Notification of High Value Deals Even with NoDe Minimis Sales in Germany

Germany - August 4 2016 With little fanfare, on Friday, 1 July 2016, among a raft of other amendments to the Act against Restraint of Competition ('ARC'; 9th amendment), the...

Andre Gan, María Carolina Pardo Cuéllar, Lee K. Van Voorhis, Werner Berg, Samantha J. Mobley.


Ukraine: Increased thresholds now in force!

Ukraine - June 17 2016 Reforms to Ukraine's merger control regime came into effect on 18 May 2016 and apply to transactions completed on or after that date. The amendments...

Andre Gan, María Carolina Pardo Cuéllar, Lee K. Van Voorhis, Samantha J. Mobley.


Italy: Increased filing thresholds

Italy - June 17 2016 On 14 March 2016, the Italian competition authority published new merger thresholds. A filing is triggered if: the combined domestic turnover of all...

Andre Gan, María Carolina Pardo Cuéllar, Lee K. Van Voorhis, Samantha J. Mobley.