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16.12.16 | EC approves Danone’s $10.4 billion acquisition of WhiteWave

The European Commission has cleared Danone’s acquisition of WhiteWave in Phase I, subject to a commitment regarding “growing-up” milk (for...

12.12.16 | CMA unconditionally clears Cineworld acquisition of 5 Empire cinemas in Phase I

CRA advised Cineworld on its completed acquisition of five Empire cinemas. Three of the Empire cinemas had a local overlap...

12.12.16 | EC approves Microsoft’s takeover of LinkedIn

CRA advised Microsoft in its $26bn takeover of LinkedIn, both in Europe and in the US.   The transaction was cleared...

9.12.16 | CMA provisionally clears toy merger at Phase II

CRA advised both Parties on VTech’s completed acquisition of LeapFrog. After an in-depth Phase II investigation, the UK Competition and...

16.11.16 | Belgian MFN investigation closed

The Belgian Competition Authority (BCA) has closed its investigation against Immoweb (a Belgian real-estate web portal owned by Axel Springer)...

18.10.16 | CMA prohibits ICE/Trayport vertical merger

CRA acted for one of the main complainants in the first prohibition of a merger by the CMA since its...

15.09.16 | CMA clears storage equipment merger unconditionally at Phase I

The UK Competition and Markets Authority has cleared Whittan’s acquisition of Lion Steel Equipment, at Phase I. Whittan is one...

13.09.16 | CMA gives final approval for Tullett Prebon’s acquisition of ICAP’s global broking business

The CMA has accepted undertakings from Tullett Prebon to sell ICAP’s London-based oil desks. These remedies resolve the CMA’s competition...

6.09.16 | Hutchinson/VimpelCom Italian mobile telecom merger cleared by EC, subject to conditions

The European Commission has approved the creation of a joint venture that will bring together Hutchinson’s and VimpelCom’s Italian subsidiaries...

23.08.16 | Vodafone/Liberty Global Dutch JV gets Phase I clearance by EC, subject to conditions

The European Commission has issued a Phase I clearance of the creation of a joint venture that will bring together...

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