"Global M&A activity reached record levels in 2018, but did so against a backdrop of political turmoil and added regulatory hurdles, leaving the rate for failing deals at the highest that it has been since the 2008 financial crisis..."
"According to the merger control provisions of Law No. 5 of 1999 on Prohibition of Monopolistic and Unfair Business Practices (the Indonesian Competition Law: ICL), Indonesia adopts mandatory post-merger notification and voluntary pre-merger notification regimes..."
"In terms of merger control review, 2018 was another year with relatively little merger control enforcement, at least as compared to the Italian Antitrust Authority’s (IAA’s) activities in this area in the 2000s and early 2010s..."
"According to the statistics published by the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS), following the adoption of a set of amendments to the Russian Law on Protection of Competition dated 26 July 2006 (LPC) in 2016, the trend for reduction in the number of merger control filings continues..."
"The competent authority for merger control in Spain is the National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC), which is the entity resulting from the merger in 2013 of the Spanish competition, energy, telecoms, railways, media, airports and postal regulators..."
"Although we’ve seen a large number of concentrations with connections to Switzerland in the past years, many of them were either not subject to merger control as the undertakings’ concerned turnover fell short of the threshold values or they did not raise any competition concerns and were thus cleared in Phase 1..."
"Despite fears of reduced market activity in the run-up to the UK’s proposed exit from the European Union, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has had another busy year in the merger review space, undertaking nine Phase II inquiries and 53 Phase I merger inquiries, according to statistics published on 6 March 2019..."