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The (unchanging) path ahead for UK merger control in 2023

A speech delivered this week by the Chief Executive of the CMA provides insights into the competition watchdog's approach to merger control – reflecting on some of the most...


D’oh! CMA unwinds Cerelia’s acquisition of the Jus-Rol dough-to-bake business

The CMA has concluded that a merger between the two largest suppliers of ready to bake products to UK grocery retailers should be unwound, highlighting the risks of choosing to complete...


U.S. Department of Justice rescinds longstanding policy governing information exchanges

On 3 February 2023 the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it is withdrawing from certain policy statements related to antitrust enforcement in health care. Specifically, DOJ...


FTC’s proposed ban of employer non-competes: Are non-profits exempt?

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) January 5, 2023 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the Non-Compete Clause Rule, which would ban nearly all post-employment...

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Foreign Subsidies under EU scrutiny: a revolution that will impact foreign undertakings active in the EU

The new EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation, which appears to mirror the substantive EU State aid principles set out in Article 107 (1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union...


FTC seeks to reinvigorate enforcement of Robinson-Patman Act

The US Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) reported investigations of Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo. Inc. for price discrimination are a significant step toward the...


The National Security and Investment Act 2021: a review of the regime's first year in operation

The National Security and Investment Act 2021 (NSIA) came into force a year ago, ushering in a new era of investment control in the UK. Though not without teething issues, the NSIA...


FTC proposes rule to ban nearly all employee non-compete agreements

On 5 January 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the Non-Compete Clause Rule. The proposed rule, if adopted, would effectively ban...

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New law increases HSR filing fees and adds foreign subsidy disclosure obligation to HSR rules

On 29 December 2022, President Biden signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, which includes the Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act of 2022 (Filing Fee Modernization...

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