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Legislation Antitrust

  • *Euronext to buy LCH Clearnet SA for 510 mln euros. The European Commission has expressed antitrust concerns about the $28 billion merger and the impact on the clearing of derivatives contracts in particular. The Commission, in a document on the issue, has not made clear if the sale of the French clearing business, LCH Clearnet SA, would be enough to dispel its...

  • Jim Stewart: Trump and the art of the M&A deal

    Jim Stewart, New York Times columnist, discusses how antitrust issues may be addressed during the Trump era.

  • *Firm fined $975 million in China in 2015 on antitrust charges. SEJONG, South Korea/ SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 28- South Korea's antitrust regulator fined Qualcomm Inc 1.03 trillion won for what it called unfair business practices in patent licensing and modem chip sales, a decision the U.S. chipmaker said it will challenge in court. The fine, the largest ever levied in...

  • *Firm fined $975 million in China in 2015 on antitrust charges. SEJONG, South Korea/ SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 28- South Korea's antitrust regulator fined Qualcomm Inc 1.03 trillion won for what it called unfair business practices in patent licensing and modem chip sales, a decision the U.S. chipmaker said it will challenge in court. The fine, the largest ever levied in...

  • *Firm fined $975 million in China in 2015 on antitrust charges. SEJONG, South Korea/ SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 28- South Korea's antitrust regulator fined Qualcomm Inc 1.03 trillion won for what it called unfair business practices in patent licensing and modem chip sales, a decision the U.S. chipmaker said it will challenge in court. The fine, the largest ever levied in...

  • *Firm fined $975 million in China in 2015 on antitrust charges. SEJONG, South Korea, Dec 28- South Korea's antitrust regulator fined Qualcomm Inc 1.03 trillion won for what it called unfair business practices in patent licensing and modem chip sales, a decision the U.S. firm said it will challenge in court. The fine is the largest ever levied in South Korea.

  • SEJONG, South Korea, Dec 28- South Korea's antitrust regulator said on Wednesday it fined U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc 1.03 trillion won, a record for the country, ruling its business practices of patent licensing and smartphone modem chip sales hindered competition. Qualcomm in February 2015 agreed to pay a $975 million fine in China following an antitrust...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 27- Healthcare company Abbott Laboratories has won U.S. antitrust approval for its proposed $25 billion acquisition of medical device maker St. Jude Medical Inc, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday. Jude's vascular closure device and Abbott's steerable sheath to Japan- based Terumo Corp. In October, Abbott said the companies would...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 27- Healthcare company Abbott Laboratories has won U.S. antitrust approval for its proposed purchase of medical device maker St. Jude Medical Inc, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday. Jude's vascular closure device and Abbott's steerable sheath- to Japan- based Terumo Corp..

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 27- Healthcare company Abbott Laboratories has won U.S. antitrust approval for its proposed purchase of medical device maker St. Jude Medical Inc, the Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday. Abbott has agreed to divest two medical device businesses to settle FTC charges that the $25 billion acquisition of St.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 22- U.S. antitrust enforcers are poised to approve health care company Abbott Laboratories' purchase of medical device maker St. It was not immediately known what conditions the FTC would require but Abbott said in October the companies would sell some of their medical devices to Japan- based Terumo Corp for about $1.12 billion as a step toward...

  • ZURICH, Dec 21- The Swiss Competition Commission fined several European and U.S. banks almost 100 million Swiss francs over interest rate cartels, the latest punishment dished out in connection with rate-rigging scandals. COMCO began its investigation in December 2012, after Barclays Plc became the first bank to settle allegations it had attempted to...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 20- Movie theater company AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc will have to divest cinemas in 15 local markets and sell off most of its holdings in National Cinemedia LLC in order to complete its purchase of Carmike Cinemas Inc, the Justice Department said on Tuesday. The department's Antitrust Division filed a civil suit in U.S. District Court on...

  • Rite Aid to sell 865 stores to Fred's, stock jumps

    The drugstore chain says it plans to sell 865 stores to Fred's for $950 million in cash.

  • *LSE says sale to Euronext subject to European Commission review. London Stock Exchange Group Plc and Deutsche Boerse said on Tuesday that LSE was in discussions about selling the French subsidiary of LCH.Clearnet to address anti-trust concerns raised by the European Commission in relation to their planned merger. LSE and Deutsche Boerse also hope that...

  • Dec 16- Subsidiaries for advertising companies Omnicom Group Inc and Publicis Groupe SA were subpoenaed by the U.S. Department of Justice, both companies said on Friday. The Justice Department's antitrust division has been investigating whether ad agencies had rigged bids to favor in-house production units. Both Omnicom and Publicis said they received the...

  • Dec 16- Subsidiaries for advertising companies Omnicom Group Inc and Publicis Groupe SA were subpoenaed by the U.S. Department of Justice, both companies said on Friday. The Justice Department's antitrust division has been investigating whether ad agencies had rigged bids to favor in-house production units. Both Omnicom and Publicis said they received the...

  • Dec 16- Subsidiaries for advertising companies Omnicom Group Inc and Publicis Groupe SA were subpoenaed by the U.S. Department of Justice, both companies said on Friday. The Justice Department's antitrust division has been investigating whether ad agencies had rigged bids to favor in-house production units. Both Omnicom and Publicis said they received the...

  • Dec 16- Advertising company Omnicom Group Inc said on Friday two subsidiaries had received subpoenas from the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust division related to an examination of video production and post-production practices in the ad industry. Rival Interpublic Group of Cos said earlier this month that one of its domestic agencies had been...

  • The discount- designed for patients who pay full retail prices at the pharmacy, such as those who are uninsured- is being put in place for products purchased on Blink Health mobile and web platforms, effective Jan. 1. Two prominent U.S. lawmakers also called on federal antitrust regulators to probe if Lilly, Sanofi SA, Merck& Co Inc and Novo Nordisk A/S colluded to set...