Mergers

On 30 October 2014, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) released their joint 2013-14 Annual Report. The 390-page report details the actions taken by the ACCC and AER...

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ACCC’s review of Rheem-Dux merger heats up

October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The ACCC has been kept busy by informal merger clearances, despite recently clearing a trifecta of high profile transactions. On 17 October 2014, the ACCC published a Statement of Issues setting out its concerns in...

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Clearance trifecta

October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 2 October 2014, the ACCC demonstrated that, what can sometimes be perceived as a difficult path for merger applicants, can be a well-lubricated machine, with three high profile transactions achieving clearance through the informal...

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By the numbers

August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Our colleagues at KWM in London recently summed up the UK Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) track record on phase 1 UK merger enquiries (see their article here) based on statistics published by the CMA....

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ACCC Halts Hospital Merger

June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last week the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission announced that it would oppose Healthscope Limited’s proposed acquisition of the Brunswick Private Hospital from Healthe Care Pty Ltd following a review which took just under six...

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Here at In Competition, we are focused on providing our readers with a global view of competition law and developments.  With this in mind, today we bring you an update on some interesting developments from...

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Cooperation on competition

May 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Donny Low, Sharon Henrick and Elouise Brown have written an insightful article regarding the recently announced Memorandum of Understanding between the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of...

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What’s your number?

March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

China merger filings are increasing rapidly with China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) receiving 866 merger review filings (as of 31 December 2013) since the Anti-Monopoly Law took effect on 1 August 2008.  In 2013 alone,...

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Blackout

March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

The ACCC has announced that it will oppose AGL’s proposed acquisition of the assets of Macquarie Generation from the NSW Government. The ACCC considers the proposed acquisition would substantially lessen competition in the market for...

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Waving the white flag

February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last week, the ACCC announced it had commenced enquiries on a proposed undertaking offered by AGL in relation to its proposed acquisition of Macquarie Generation. As we blogged about here, the ACCC issued a Statement...

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