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UK Competition Watchdog orders Bottomline to unwind Experian deal

United Kingdom - August 14 2019 The UK Competition regulator has issued a rare order to payments provider Bottomline to unwind part of its acquisition of a competitor’s payment...

French Competition Authority saddles Bikeurope with 250,000 fine

France - July 9 2019 Last week the French Competition Authority ADLC- l’Autorité de la Concurrence (ADLC)- announced fines totalling 250,000 against Bikeurope B.V. For...

Robert Vile.

Killer acquisitions: The CMA and the iZettlePaypal merger

United Kingdom - June 21 2019 Last week the CMA announced that it had cleared PayPal’s takeover of iZettle, a rival in the mobile payments industry, after an in-depth phase 2...

Jamie Cox.

Killer acquisitions and data access or divestment as a merger remedy

United Kingdom - May 14 2019 Antitrust authorities have identified ‘killer’ acquisitions as being a particular issue in the tech industry in recent years. A ‘killer’ acquisition...

Matthew Hunt.

Vertical restraints in e-commerce - The European Commission’s Guess decision

Australia, United Kingdom, European Union - January 30 2019 On 17 December 2018, the European Commission (Commission) announced its decision to fine US clothing company Guess 39.8 million for anti-competitive...

Edwin Bond.