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New German Antitrust Rules: A Positive Move for Compliance Programs

Germany - January 22 2021 On January 19, 2021, new German antitrust rules entered into force under the 10th amendment Act to the Act aga…

New German Merger Control Thresholds: A More Business-Friendly Approach?

Germany - January 19 2021 On January 19, 2021, major changes to German antitrust/competition law, i.e. The 10th Amendment Act to the German Act Against Restraints…

2020 Health Antitrust Year in Review

USA - January 19 2021 The federal antitrust enforcement agencies brought three hospital merger challenges and three criminal antitrust enforcement actions in healthcare in…

Health Antitrust Litigation Update for Providers | 2020

USA - November 13 2020 In 2019, the total number of antitrust cases filed against providers dropped to 20 after the 2018 bump (27 cases).

Proposed HSR Rule Changes Likely to Increase Filings and Information Requirements for Private Equity Firms

USA - September 23 2020 The FTC and DOJ proposed new Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) rules that, if issued in final form, will significa…

European Commission Announces New Approach to Merger Review Referrals Falling Below Thresholds

European Union - September 17 2020 Under current EU merger control rules, whether a concentration has to be notified to the European Commission (“Commission”) depends, among other…

European Commission Consultation on Ex Ante Regulation of Online Platforms: Is Change Coming?

European Union - July 27 2020 In parallel to a public consultation to seek feedback from the public regarding the New Competition Tool, the European Commission (Commission) is…

THE LATEST: Antitrust Agencies Show Frustration with Slow Divestitures

USA - July 14 2020 The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently extracted a $3.5 million civil penalty from two companies involved in a gas station merger. The FTC…

European Commission Initiates Consultation on Possible New Competition Investigation Tool

European Union - June 29 2020 On 2 June 2020, the European Commission (the Commission) published its inception impact assessment (or roadmap) on the possible adoption of…

HSR Update - Early Termination Is Again An Option

USA - March 27 2020 In a prior note we provided guidance on COVID-19’s Impact on HSR Filing Timelines. The Agencies had indicated that early termination would not be…