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with Thomas Lübbig, Maria Dreher and Anna Wolf-Posch
"In Austria, the Federal Competition Authority (FCA) and the Federal Cartel Prosecutor (FCP) review mergers in parallel in Phase I. Either can apply to the Austrian Cartel Court for an in-depth review (Phase II) if the transaction raises competition concerns..."
"The number of notifications made to the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA) in the past year brought no particular surprises – the flow of notified transactions was steady, with the FCCA receiving 34 notifications in the course of 2016.."
"In November 2016, the French Competition Authority (FCA) imposed a record fine of €80 million on Altice Luxembourg and SFR Group for ‘gun jumping’, which is sanctioned by a fine that could go up to 5 per cent of pre-tax turnover realised in France during the last closed financial year for the legal person responsible for the notification, and increased, when appropriate, by the turnover realised in France during the same period by the acquired party..."
with HMBC Rikrik Rizkiyana, Yogi Sudrajat Marsono and Vovo Iswanto
"Despite the striking number of notifications submitted to the Indonesian Competition Commission (KPPU), in 2016, which according to its website was 65 compared with only 51 in 2015, there was no single noteworthy development last year..."
"While 2015 was characterised by an unprecedented number of Phase II investigations, representing a steep change from previous years, in 2016 the merger control activity of the Italian Antitrust Authority (IAA) has been less frantic..."
with Luis Gerardo Garcia Santos Coy and Mauricio Serralde Rodríguez
"As a relatively new authority, the Federal Economic Competition Commission (COFECE) has made it clear that it is forging its own path and establishing its own criteria when analysing a merger which, as you may imagine, has led to lack of consistency with precedents issued by the former Commission, changes of internal policies and a thorough analysis in almost every notified transaction..."
"According to the FAS’s officials, the amendments to the Russian Law on Protection of Competition dated 26 July 2006 (the LPC), and in particular to the merger control rules provided for by the LPC, introduced over the past years, have resulted in a significant reduction in the number of merger control filings submitted to the FAS..."
with Francisco Cantos, Álvaro Iza, Enrique Carrera and Rafael Piqueras
"The National Markets and Competition Commission (CNMC), which is the entity resulting from the merger of the Spanish competition, energy, telecoms, railways, audiovisual, airports and postal regulators, started operations in October 2013..."
with Philipp Zurkinden, Bernhard C Lauterburg and Marino Baldi
"Although we’ve seen a large number of concentrations with connections also to Switzerland in the past year, many of them were not subject to merger control as the undertakings’ concerned turnover fell short of the threshold values..."
"The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has continued to be a busy authority, although statistics published on 1 February 2017 show a reduction in the number of cases referred for Phase II review (4) in 2016–2017, as compared with the comparatively high number of referrals (11) in 2015–2016..."