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EU Court Decides EU Merger Control Can Only Catch Joint Control Transactions If the Resulting Entity Is ‘Full-Function’

On September 7, 2017, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided that, where joint control is acquired over a new or existing undertaking (or parts of an undertaking), that transaction can only fall within the scope of the...more

The European Commission Seeks to Endow Itself With the Power to Collect Information Directly From Companies to Improve Overall...

Hardly picked up by the specialised press, the Proposal for a Regulation setting out the conditions and procedure by which the European Commission may request undertakings and associations of undertakings to provide...more

Is the Commission Starting to Take a Tough Stance on the Enforcement of Merger Procedure?

When a transaction meets the thresholds of the EU Merger Regulation, companies must notify and obtain clearance from the European Commission before implementing the transaction.[1] This means that until clearance is obtained,...more

Fifth Annual Report Reviews Global Antitrust Developments

Shearman & Sterling’s 2017 Antitrust Annual Report reflects our lawyers’ experience and insights on key antitrust risks affecting our clients’ businesses. Please see full Report below for more information....more

MiFID II: The Regulation of Market Makers

MiFID II introduces new laws addressing various structural and other issues relating to the operation of trading venues. Market making activity on such venues will now be subject to extensive regulation. This includes a...more

China Conditionally Approves Thermo Fisher/Life Technologies Merger: MOFCOM Continues to March to Its Own Drumbeat

The January 2014 conditional clearance decision by the Chinese competition authorities regarding the acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (“Thermo Fisher”) of Life Technologies Corporation illustrates some of the key...more

3/3/2014  /  China , Mergers , MOFCOM
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