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Competition & Antitrust

13 February 2020
Gönenç Gürkaynak Competition aspects of merger control: 2019 M&A status report

Turkey - ELIG Gurkaynak Attorneys-at-Law

The Competition Board recently published its annual M&A status report, which outlines statistics on merger control decisions with regard to the number of transactions, the parties' country of origin, economic activities and transaction values. The board reviewed a total of 208 mergers and acquisitions in 2019, a 7% reduction compared with 2018.

Author: Gönenç Gürkaynak
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Gerald A Stein Understanding FTC's monetary equitable remedies under Section 13(b) for antitrust violations

USA - Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Until recently, the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) ability to seek monetary equitable remedies (particularly disgorgement and restitution) for alleged antitrust violations went virtually unchallenged. However, the most recent appellate case that interprets the FTC's monetary equitable remedies under Section 13(b) of the FTC Act leaves open many questions about the FTC's ability to seek monetary equitable remedies in antitrust cases pursuant to Section 13(b).

Author: Gerald A Stein
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Recent updates

Sanaya F Vachha Food for thought: Engro Foods investigated for deceptive marketing practices

Pakistan - Vellani & Vellani

Author: Sanaya F Vachha
Robin D Adelstein FTC and DOJ release 2020 Draft Vertical Merger Guidelines for public comment

USA - Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Authors: Robin D Adelstein, Gerald A Stein, Amanda Wait, Vic Domen
Galina Petkova CPC introduces simplified and more extensive merger filing guidelines

Bulgaria - Advokatsko Druzhestvo Andreev Stoyanov & Tsekova in cooperation with Schönherr

Author: Galina Petkova
Chandrawati Dewi KPPU flexes muscles with revamped merger control guidelines

Indonesia - Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro

Authors: Chandrawati Dewi, Gustaaf Reerink, Bilal Anwari
Martin André Dittmer Supreme Court judgment on legality of consortium agreement

Denmark - Gorrissen Federspiel

Authors: Martin André Dittmer, Thomas Skou
Hao Zhan Antitrust in China – 2019 in review

China - AnJie Law Firm

Authors: Hao Zhan, Ying Song
Catharina Richter Cartel damage claims for indirect damage: questioning German law on cartel damages after ECJ decision

Germany - Fieldfisher (Germany) LLP

Author: Catharina Richter
Srdjana Petronijević Competition authority imposes landmark fine under leniency programme

Serbia - Moravčević Vojnović and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr

Authors: Srdjana Petronijević, Zoran Šoljaga

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