Andreas Kafetzopoulos

Andreas Kafetzopoulos

Dechert LLP

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Private Equity Investors Are Not Immune to Antitrust Risks in the EU

Earlier this month, the European Commission imposed fines totaling nearly EUR 302 million on producers of underground and high-voltage power cables, based on allegations that the producers had engaged in illicit market...more

4/11/2014 - Antitrust Litigation Antitrust Provisions EU IPO Private Equity

Reverse payment deals under the microscope in the EU

Lessons from the latest Commission decision on agreements affecting generic entry: - The European Commission’s crack down on so-called “reverse payment” agreements continues. - In the EU these agreements may...more

12/23/2013 - Competition Corporate Counsel EU European Commission Fines FTC FTC v Actavis Generic Drugs Johnson & Johnson Novartis Pharmaceutical Reverse Payment Settlement Agreements

Simplifying EU merger control procedures for simple cases

Highlights: - Higher market share thresholds are expected to increase the number of cases benefiting from the simplified procedure by approximately 10%. - Joint ventures with no activities in the EEA qualify for...more

12/17/2013 - EU European Merger Control Regulation Joint Venture Mergers

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