Tag Archives: Merger Control

Reform of German Competition Law

A number of amendments to the German competition law (Amendment) entered into force on 9 June 2017. The key changes are: Merger control: Introduction of a new “size of transaction”-threshold Sanctions for antitrust law infringements: Rules of liability aligned to EU concept, in particular with respect to “parental liability” Private enforcement: Implementation of EU Cartel … Continue Reading

McDermott EU Competition Annual Review 2016

It is difficult for General Counsel and their teams to monitor all new developments adequately. With the growth of the Internet and the daily updates to EU competition rules, everyone receives and has access to masses of information, but it is difficult to select that which is really relevant to one’s business. McDermott’s EU Competition … Continue Reading

Getting the Deal Through: Pharmaceutical Antitrust 2014

McDermott has contributed to the Italian chapter of the 2014 edition of “Pharmaceutical Antitrust” published by Getting the Deal Through, a valuable work tool for legal practitioners dealing with antitrust rules in the pharmaceutical sector.  The chapter addresses the most significant regulatory and antitrust issues affecting the marketing, authorization and pricing of pharmaceutical products in … Continue Reading

Germany Amends Competition Law: Key Changes

by Martina Maier, Philipp Werner and Robert Bäuerle On 18 October, the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag) adopted several changes to German competition law.  The new legislation still has to be passed by the second chamber of the German parliament (Bundesrat) but the changes are expected to come into force on 1 January 2013.  Overall, the … Continue Reading

ECJ Rules Access to Documents Can Be Denied on Basis of General Presumption That Disclosure Undermines Merger Control Proceedings

by Philipp Werner and David Henry There is a general presumption that the grant of public access to documents relating to merger control proceedings would undermine the purpose of those proceedings. The Commission does not therefore have to carry out an individual examination of each document before deciding to refuse access under EU transparency legislation. … Continue Reading

Liberalizations Decree: Main Relevant Changes and Powers of the Italian Competition Authority

by Veronica Pinotti and Martino Sforza.  The main developments in antitrust are: 1. Merger Control (Art. 5-bis) From January 1, 2013: The Italian merger control thresholds will be cumulative and no longer alternative (i.e. the combined turnover in Italy of all undertakings concerned exceeds € 468 million AND the Italian turnover of the target exceeds € … Continue Reading

China Law Alert: Focus on Competition – March 2012

by Henry L.T. Chen, Frank Schoneveld, Alex An, Brian Fu and Angel Wang McDermott Will & Emery has released the latest China Law Alert: Focus on Competition, which provides insight on current issues surrounding cross-border antitrust and transactional issues.  China’s New Merger Control Regime Makes Major Progress in Its First Three Years It is now … Continue Reading

Competition Law Reform in Brazil: Implications for Merger Control

by Andrea L. Hamilton, David Henry, Martina Maier and Joseph F. Winterscheid Brazil’s House of Representatives passed a long-awaited competition bill (the Competition Bill) on 5 October 2011, making significant changes to Brazilian competition law. The Competition Bill has yet to be signed into law by the Brazilian President and will take effect 180 days after signing. Once in … Continue Reading
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