Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (JD Supra Belgium)
Hello, Old Friend: Where Have You Been? French Antitrust Agency Levies Eye-Watering $510 Million Fine on Three Pharmaceutical Firms and Breathes New Life into Collective Dominance
The concept of dominance plays a pivotal role in European antitrust law. The creation or strengthening of a dominant position is an example of the “significant impediment to effective competition” that grounds the prohibition of a proposed merger, and the rules on abuse of a dominant position sanction conduct that has exclusionary or exploitative market effects.
The CNIL Sharpens Requirements on Deployment of Tracking Technologies
Another Shot Across the Bows: EC Levies $32 Million Gun-Jumping Fine on Canon
As the time taken to secure merger control clearances for global transactions lengthens, the parties and their advisers may be tempted to explore alternative deal structures that might allow a transaction to close sooner than otherwise expected. In a stark reminder to industry that it will not tolerate schemes that have, in its view, been devised to circumvent or undermine the efficacy of merger...