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UK’s Digital Markets Unit: referee has been appointed, now is your chance to help write rules of the game

The UK Government has launched the much anticipated Digital Markets Unit (DMU) as a first step towards an “unashamedly pro-competition" regime focused on the position of...

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Italian Competition Authority proposes pro-competitive legislative changes to the Italian Government
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The document provides a summary of the proposal for pro-competitive legislative changes submitted by the Italian Competition Authority to the Italian Government on 23 March 2021. The...

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New roads to Brussels - Commission revamps approach to Member State referrals
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On 26 March 2021, the European Commission (“Commission”) has, without any public consultation, published its new guidance on accepting merger referrals from Member States under...

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FTC announces temporary suspension of grants of early termination for HSR filings

On 4 February 2021 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that the U.S. antitrust agencies will temporarily suspend grants of early terminations of the waiting periods for pre-merger...

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New HSR and interlocking directorate thresholds announced for 2021

On 2 February 2021 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published the annual jurisdictional adjustments for premerger notification filings made pursuant to Section 7A of the Clayton Act,...

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MORE, MORE, MORE! German government plans another far-reaching expansion of foreign investment control

Foreign investment control has become a key factor in M&A deals and 2020 was a particularly eventful year. A large number of countries have recently introduced foreign investment...

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The rise of FDI regimes and their impact on M&A transactions

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is an important part of the global economy: OECD data indicates that there was USD$1,426 billion of global FDI in 2019. In recent years, governments around...

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Reform of German merger control rules: Important changes for real estate transactions

On 14 January 2021, German Parliament passed a comprehensive reform of the German Act against Restraints of Competition ("ARC"). The most important amendments concern the...

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"Less is more" – Germany eases merger control requirements

On 14 January, the German Parliament passed far-reaching amendments of German antitrust law, the Act against Restraints of Competition (ARC), which also affect merger control. The...

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