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German Federal Cartel Office Levies Administrative Fine Due to Incomplete Merger Notification

Posted in Cartel Enforcement, German Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions

by Martina Maier, Philipp Werner and Robert Bäuerle The German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) has imposed an administrative fine for the submission of incomplete information in a merger notification.  The missing information concerned details about shareholdings essential for the competitive assessment analysis.  The shareholdings belong to a private individual who controlled the notifying party.  Companies [...]

China Streamlines Antitrust Notification Process

Posted in Chinese Developments, Joint Ventures/Competitor Collaboration, Mergers & Acquisitions

by Henry L.T. Chen, Frank Schonveld and Brian Fu The Ministry of Commerce of China (MOFCOM) recently promulgated a new amended merger notification form along with instructions for completing the form.  In doing so, MOFCOM aims to further regulate the procedures regarding antitrust review of large mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; to promote transparency in [...]

The Top Five (Avoidable) Antitrust Traps in M&A Transactions

Posted in DOJ Developments, FTC Developments, Mergers & Acquisitions

by Jon B. Dubrow, Joseph F. Winterscheid and Carla A. R. Hine In M&A transactions, early involvement of antitrust counsel is essential to avoid unnecessary expense, delay and antitrust risks.  Failure to involve antitrust counsel early on in the process may not only jeopardize the parties’ ability to obtain antitrust clearance, but it can also [...]