Competition and Anti-Trust

Securities and Exchange Commission’s Approval: Is it a Sine Qua Non for every Asset(s) Acquisition Transaction?

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), established under the Investments and Securities Act, 2007 (“ISA”) is the body charged with the overall regulation of capital market activities in Nigeria. The SEC has also unwittingly become a competition regulator. Accordingly, the SEC has the responsibility of reviewing, approving and regulating mergers, acquisitions, takeovers and all forms… Read More

The European Commission and the e-Commerce sector: What to expect.

According to the European Commission (the “Commission”), statistical data indicate that only 15% of EU citizens purchase online from suppliers located in a Member State other than their own country of residence. This does not only apply to the acquisition of goods, but also to that of multimedia content (video, music, games, apps, etc.). Language… Read More

China’s Antitrust Regulator Targets Price-related Violations in the Pharmaceutical Sector

In May, 2015, the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”), the Chinese authority in charge of price-related antitrust violations published the Notice on Reinforcing Supervision over Drug Prices (“Notice”). The Notice includes a range of specific issues on the supervision over drug price, including immediately launching special inspections into illegal conducts under the Pricing law… Read More

In a competitive M&A market, trust is your secret weapon

Merrill DataSite provides due diligence platforms for financial transactions worldwide, and as such is a leading indicator of trends and future trends across global deal markets. However, no one needs us to tell them that M&A markets are currently bullish; there’s no doubt about it. There has been a flurry of activity over recent months,… Read More

Indian Merger Control – More Than Just A Condition Precedent

Introduction June 2015 marks four years of enforcement of the Indian merger control regime. Over the last four years the decisions of the Competition Commission of India (“CCI”) have steadily shaped the merger control landscape in India. Rather than viewing the merger control regime as a mere mandatory filing obligation required before the closing of… Read More

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