by Frank Schoneveld

Last week one of China’s antitrust regulators, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), imposed fines of RMB419 million (+/- US$72 million) on two of the most famous producers of Chinese liquor, Moutai and WuLiangye.  The fines were imposed for restricting the minimum price at which their distributors could resell the liquor.

by Veronica Pinotti and Martino Sforza

From 1 October 2012 until 30 October 2012, public limited companies based in Italy that have total revenues exceeding EUR 50 million must pay to the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) a new mandatory fee, which replaces the current filing fees for merger transactions.

Entities Subject to the Fee

  • Public

by Ashley McKinney Fischer and Stephen Wu

Federal antitrust enforcement agencies continue to challenge transactions in the health industry that they view as anticompetitive. This newsletter provides an update on recent public comments by government officials overseeing antitrust enforcement in the health industry and outlines some of the key steps that parties to certain types

by Henry L.T. Chen, Frank Schoneveld and James Jiang

Recently China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) approved Western Digital’s proposed acquisition of Hitachi’s hard disk drive business on a conditional basis.  Containing the most comprehensive clearance conditions ever imposed by MOFCOM, this decision mirrors previous guidance issued by the European Commission and illustrates that at

by Jon B. Dubrow, Joseph F. Winterscheid and Carla A. R. Hine

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced revised thresholds for the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR) and 2012 thresholds for determining whether parties trigger the prohibition against interlocking directors under Section 8 of the Clayton Act.

Notification Threshold Adjustments

by Martina Maier, Philipp Werner and Lionel Lesur

The European Commission’s new guidelines for best practices during antitrust procedures introduce some new elements that could be beneficial for companies under investigation, complainants and interested third parties if handled in the right way.

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