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Legislation Antitrust

  • BRUSSELS, May 3- EU antitrust regulators are investigating whether French utility EDF's bid for a majority stake in Areva's nuclear arm would hit competition and innovation in the nuclear services market, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The European Commission is currently examining a deal that would see state-controlled EDF acquire 51...

  • PERRIGO SAYS SEARCH WARRANTS EXECUTED AT CO'S OFFICES BY DOJ ANTITRUST DIVISION, RELATED TO INVESTIGATION OF DRUG PRICING IN PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY.

  • BRUSSELS, May 2- EU antitrust regulators will decide by June 9 whether to clear smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm's $38 billion bid for NXP Semiconductors NV, which would make it the leading supplier to the fast-growing automotive chips market. Qualcomm, which provides chips to Android smartphone makers and Apple Inc, sought EU approval for the deal on April 28, a...

  • BRUSSELS, April 28- EU antitrust regulators scrapped on Friday an investigation into Faurecia, Germany's Eberspaecher Group and TenneCo of the United States, three years after raiding the auto suppliers and others on suspicion of anti-competitive practices. The European Commission said at the time of the raids in March 2014 they were concerned the...

  • MUMBAI, April 27- India's antitrust regulator has ordered a probe into Swiss drugmaker Roche for allegedly using anti-competitive practices to restrict cheaper copies of a blockbuster cancer drug from reaching patients. India's Biocon and U.S. firm Mylan, which together sell biosimilars of the drug in over a dozen countries including India, filed a...

  • MUMBAI, April 26- India's antitrust regulator has ordered a probe into Swiss drugmaker Roche for allegedly using anti-competitive practices to restrict cheaper copies of a blockbuster cancer drug from reaching patients. India's Biocon and U.S. firm Mylan, which together sell biosimilars of the drug in over a dozen countries including India, filed a...

  • BOSTON, April 19- Pfizer Inc has received grand jury subpoenas from the U.S. Justice Department in connection with an antitrust investigation focusing on drugmakers that market intravenous saline solutions. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in January 2014 added the solutions to its drug shortage list, saying the shortage was triggered by factors...

  • BOSTON, April 19- Pfizer Inc has received grand jury subpoenas from the U.S. Justice Department in connection with an antitrust investigation focusing on drugmakers that market intravenous saline solutions. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in January 2014 added the solutions to its drug shortage list, at the time saying the shortage was triggered by...

  • BOSTON, April 19- Pfizer Inc has received grand jury subpoenas from the U.S. Justice Department in connection with an antitrust investigation focusing on drugmakers that market intravenous saline solutions. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in January 2014 added the solutions to its drug shortage list, at the time saying the shortage had been triggered by...

  • SYDNEY, April 13- Australia's antitrust regulator said it plans to let two dozen companies in the state of South Australia bargain collectively for electricity purchasing contracts, saying the move would guarantee supply and improve competition. On Thursday, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said it had made a draft determination to...

  • EU ANTITRUST REGULATORS TO CLEAR TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FOX PLAN TO ACQUIRE THE REST OF UK PAY-TV GROUP SKY- SOURCES.

  • *Some EU nations wary of deal-making with Russia. RIGA/ BRUSSELS, April 7- Some big utilities in eastern Europe are backing a proposed EU antitrust settlement with Russian state gas exporter Gazprom, increasing the chances of a deal that is opposed by countries striving to loosen the Kremlin's grip over their energy sectors. Many of the countries involved- once in...

  • The banks have also questioned whether the country's Competition Commission can penalise banks which do not have subsidiaries or branches in South Africa, the sources said. The Competition Commission is seeking to impose fines on more than a dozen local and foreign banks that it alleges colluded to coordinate trading in the rand and the U.S. dollar.

  • April 4- Smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm Inc has received approval from U.S. antitrust regulators for its proposed $47 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors NV, Qualcomm said in a statement on Tuesday. The waiting period required for companies under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act has expired, the company said. The tender offer is now...

  • BRUSSELS, April 4- French, German and Italian groups urged their national antitrust enforcers on Tuesday to look into alleged anti-competitive practices by McDonald's, potentially putting the U.S. fast-food chain on course for multiple investigations in Europe. McDonald's, the German and Italian antitrust authorities and the European Commission did not...

  • BRUSSELS, April 4- French, German and Italian groups urged their national antitrust enforcers on Tuesday to look into alleged anti-competitive practices of McDonald's, putting the U.S. fast-food chain at risk of multiple investigations in Europe. McDonald's, the French, German and Italian competition authorities and the European Commission did not...

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- A member of President Donald Trump's transition team, Makan Delrahim, will be nominated to head the U.S. Justice Department's Antitrust Division, the White House said on Monday. Delrahim is expected to move to the Justice Department after finishing up in the White House counsel's office, where he has worked to steer Supreme Court nominee...

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- A member of President Donald Trump's transition team, Makan Delrahim, will be nominated to head the U.S. Justice Department's Antitrust Division, the White House said on Monday. Delrahim is expected to move to the Justice Department after finishing up in the White House counsel's office, where he has worked to steer Supreme Court nominee...

  • BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, March 22- Brazil's antitrust watchdog Cade on Wednesday approved BM&FBovespa SA's takeover of rival Cetip SA Mercados Organizados, and will not require any antitrust measures beyond those the exchange and clearinghouse firms proposed themselves. The spike in shares was "mainly due to the approval of the deal with remedies that were not...

  • LONDON/ SINGAPORE, March 22- The U.S. Justice Department has ordered top executives from several container shipping lines to testify in an antitrust investigation over practices by an industry that is the backbone of world trade, the companies said on Wednesday. Moller-Maersk, together with second largest line MSC of Switzerland, Germany's Hapag Lloyd, Taiwan-...