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with Olaf Koktvedgaard, Søren Zinck and Frederik André Bork
Bruun & Hjejle
"The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (DCCA) and the Competition Council (DCC) (together the competition authorities) approved 49 mergers in 2017, which is an increase from the 39 approved mergers in both 2016 and 2015..."
with Helmut Bergmann, Lilly Fiedler and Benjamin Schoo
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Berlin)
"Despite the introduction of some changes to the German rules on merger control in 2017, the overall number of notifications filed with the Federal Cartel Office (BKartA) in that year remained stable, at 1,300 (compared to 1,200 notified concentrations in 2016)..."
with Yogi Sudrajat Marsono, Vovo Iswanto and Farid Nasution
Assegaf Hamzah & Partners (Jakarta)
"Publicly available data from the Indonesian Competition Commission (KPPU), which has the authority to enforce Law No. 5 of 1999 on the Prohibition of Monopoly and Unfair Business Competition Practices (Law No. 5/1999), reveals that there was a striking increase of 166.65 per cent in domestic transactions, from 21 notified transactions in 2016 to 56 in 2017, 13 of which were domestic companies targeted by offshore companies..."
with Aleksander Stawicki, Bartosz Turno and Wojciech Kulczyk
WKB Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr ,
WKB Wiercinski Kwiecinski Baehr (Poznan)
" In past years the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (OCCP) handled around 230 merger cases each year. In 2017 an upward trend was observed with nearly 200 cases in the first three quarters alone..."
with Francisco Cantos, Álvaro Iza, Enrique Carrera and Rafael Piqueras
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Madrid)
"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, began operations in October 2013..."
with Erik Ofverholm, Philip Thorell and Olof Johannesson
Baker McKenzie (Stockholm)
"As of 1 January 2018, the Swedish Competition Authority (SCA) is authorised to approve or reject transactions, in effect making this the first time decisions in merger control cases will be made directly by the authority..."
with Philipp Zurkinden and Bernhard C Lauterburg
Prager Dreifuss Ltd (Berne)
"Although we’ve seen a large number of concentrations with connections to Switzerland in the past years, many of them were either not subject to merger control as the undertakings’ concerned turnover fell short of the threshold values or they did not raise any competition concerns and were thus cleared in Phase I..."
with Vladimir Sayenko, Valentyna Hvozd and Julia Kuyda
"Ukraine’s merger control laws have continued to undergo a positive transformation in line with the overall competition law reform launched by the commissioners of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMC), appointed in 2015..."
with Martin McElwee
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (London)
" In the past year, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) undertook six Phase II inquiries and 55 Phase I merger inquiries, according to statistics published on 1 March 2018 (down from 65 deals reviewed in 2016–2017)..."
with Thomas Ensign
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Washington)
"At the start of the Trump administration in January 2017, many US antitrust practitioners were of the view that the administration would take a traditional, conservative approach to antitrust enforcement that would largely resemble that of prior Republican administrations..."