Chief of French Competition Authority calls for digital mergers to face regulatory reviews years after deals close

The how when and why of merger control as applied to deals in the digital space is hotly debated. There was insight from the French Competition Authority in a recent comment. Isabelle de Silva, the chief of the Autorité de la Concurrence, the French Competition Authority, has reportedly suggested in a television interview that the…

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UK introduces further powers to curb foreign investment into key industries

The UK government has introduced legislation to parliament which will provide further powers to intervene in transactions which may affect the UK’s ability to respond to any public health emergency. The powers mean that maintaining the UK’s ability to address public health emergencies has become the fourth public interest ground which would allow intervention in…

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Germany’s highest court temporarily blocks Facebook from collecting user data

Germany’s Federal Court of Justice, the country’s highest civil court, has overruled a court decision suspending an antitrust authority order which focused on Facebook’s collection and use of data. The court found that there were “neither serious doubts about Facebook’s dominant position on the German market for social networks, nor that Facebook is abusing the…

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