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The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  06/1/20

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

EU's Vestager denies making Lufthansa bailout more difficult.  EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager denied on Friday that she was putting hurdles in the way of Lufthansa’s $10 billion government rescue, saying companies getting big capital injections from the state have to offset their competitive...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/18/20

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

Facebook is quietly helping to set up a new pro-tech advocacy group to battle Washington.  Facebook is working behind the scenes to help launch a new political advocacy group that would combat U.S. lawmakers and regulators trying to rein in the tech industry, escalating Silicon Valley’s war with...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/11/20

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

11 Attorneys General Seek Probe Into Meatpacking Industry.  The attorneys general for 11 Midwestern states urged the Justice Department on Tuesday to pursue a federal investigation into market concentration and potential price fixing by meatpackers in the cattle industry during the coronavirus pandemic. In...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  05/4/20

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

Warren, Ocasio-Cortez want to stop many company mergers during coronavirus pandemic.  Two of the most popular Democrats, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, said on Tuesday they would introduce legislation to stop many mergers while the United States struggles economically...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/27/20

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

Key U.S. lawmaker pushes for a ban on mergers until coronavirus pandemic ends.  The chair of the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel on Thursday called for a moratorium on mergers in the next coronavirus stimulus package and a ban on deals that are not directly related to companies about to fail....

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/20/20

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

U.S. regulators warn companies against collusion to limit essential workers' wages.  The two U.S. antitrust enforcers said that they would be keeping a sharp eye on companies to ensure that they do not seek to exploit nurses, doctors, store clerks and others working despite the coronavirus pandemic. The...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  04/13/20

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

Generic drugmakers win EU okay to cooperate in coronavirus fight.  Generic drugmakers will be allowed to cooperate to supply hospital medicines for COVID-19 patients without fear of breaching the bloc’s competition rules, EU antitrust regulators said on Wednesday. The step is the latest loosening of the...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  03/30/20

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

U.S. antitrust agencies pledge quick action for anti-COVID-19 efforts.  The two U.S. federal antitrust enforcers said on Tuesday that they would move quickly to approve collaborations that businesses, including hospital systems, put together to address rapidly growing public health concerns raised by the...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  03/23/20

Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following.

EU regulators ask companies to delay merger filings over coronavirus disruption.  European Union regulators have asked companies seeking to complete their desired mergers to delay submitting antitrust filings due to the coronavirus outbreak.  That could affect the timelines of agreed deals. Among the...

The Antitrust Week In Review

Posted  03/17/20
Here are some of the developments in antitrust news this past week that we found interesting and are following. France Fines Apple $1.2 Billion for Antitrust Issues.  France’s antitrust regulator on Monday fined Apple 1.1 billion euros, or $1.2 billion, putting more pressure on the company as it grapples with the coronavirus outbreak that has threatened its supply chains and closed its retail stores. France’s...
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