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Facebook Is Fined US$122 Million by European Commission for Misleading Information in WhatsApp Merger Review
Facebook is faced with a fine of EUR110 million (US$122 million) for providing misrepresentative or incorrect information to the European Commission when it filed the acquisition of WhatsApp for merger approval in 2014.
European Union
20 May 2017
European Commission Fines Facebook US$122 Million For Providing Inaccurate Information In WhatsApp Merger Review
The European Commission has imposed a fine of EUR110 million (US$122 million) on Facebook for providing misleading or incorrect information to the European Commission when it filed the acquisition of WhatsApp for merger approval in 2014.
19 May 2017
Disclosure And Transparency In Private Equity – Keep Pace With The FTSE 350 Or Prepare To Be Named And Shamed
The Private Equity Reporting Group ("PERG") has refreshed its good practice reporting guidance for the larger private equity portfolio companies with revised examples of good practice to assist with compliance.
20 Mar 2017
Private Equity Firm Liable For Portfolio Company Breaching Competition/Antitrust Rules
A recent case found that a private equity firm was liable for its portfolio company's antitrust violations. This client alert explains that private equity firms, when selecting potential investments...
24 Feb 2017
Due Diligence For Energy And Commodity Asset Acquisitions
This alert is the first in a series focusing on mergers and acquisitions in the energy and commodities sector. Over the series, we will examine various issues that arise at key stages of the acquisition...
20 Jan 2017
Buy-Side Warranty And Indemnity Insurance – Increased Coverage Gaps
As warranty and indemnity insurance continues to offer bespoke policies in an ever competitive market, we consider the key considerations for buyers at the outset of a transaction and the common gaps in coverage.
11 Nov 2016
Current Legal Trends In Private M&A
In this article, we summarise those top trends and discuss what is becoming market-standard when negotiating private M&A deals.
15 Oct 2016
ESMA Advice Extending The AIFMD Passport: Including The United States, Hong Kong, Singapore And Switzerland
On 18 July 2016 the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its advice to the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on the application of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive
10 Aug 2016
Proposed Changes To The UK Limited Partnership Act 1907
On 23 July 2015, the UK Treasury published a consultation paper and draft Legislation Reform (Limited Partnership) Order 2015 setting out its proposed amendments to the Limited Partnership Act 1907 (LPA 1907).
25 Jul 2016
Warranty And Indemnity Insurance Gaining Traction In ASEAN
While the use of warranty and indemnity insurance has become relatively commonplace in the U.S. and European M&A markets over the last decade or so, it has struggled to gain a meaningful foothold in ASEAN during the same period.
13 Jul 2016
UK Budget 2016: Tax Implications For The Private Equity Sector
The private equity sector was a net loser from last week's Budget, with the proposed restrictions on interest deductibility and a lifetime limit on employee shareholder schemes.
22 Mar 2016
Energy & Commodities: Portfolio Acquisitions
The change in the regulatory landscape has seen the re-entry of physical players, trading houses and private equity funds in this space.
2 Mar 2016
EU Antitrust Authorities To Take Value Of Personal Data Into Consideration When Reviewing Digital Markets In Merger And Antitrust Cases
In an interview on 9 April 2015, European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager indicated that companies who control personal data could come under increased scrutiny from European antitrust authorities.
16 Apr 2015
Ofcom Publishes Consultation On Proposed Measurement Framework For Media Plurality
Successive governments have taken the view that the media is key to a healthy, well-informed democracy and that control of the media should not be concentrated in too few hands.
19 Mar 2015
China Issues A First Draft Of İts New Foreign Investment Law For Public Comment
The Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China recently (19 January 2015) published a first draft of the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Foreign Investments (the Draft Law), for public consultation.
17 Feb 2015
European Commission Blocks Ryanair’s Proposed Takeover Of Aer Lingus For Second Time
Not only has Ryanair now been prohibited from acquiring the remaining shares in Aer Lingus, but its existing 29.8% share is also in jeopardy as it is currently being scrutinised by the UK's Competition Commission.
European Union
13 Mar 2013
€20M Euro Fine For Failing To Notify JV Shareholding Change To EU Merger Authority
The General Court of the European Union (the "General Court") has upheld the substantial €20 million fine imposed by the European Commission (the "Commission") on Belgium's largest electricity supplier, Electrabel, for its failure to notify and obtain clearance under the European Merger Control Regulation ("ECMR")1 prior to its acquisition of effective control of Compagnie Nationale du Rhone ("CNR") in 2003.
European Union
28 Dec 2012
Private Equity Sound Bite - September 2012
In a market where deal execution is proving challenging, one of the ways of addressing risk and closing the divide between buyers and sellers is insurance.
18 Oct 2012
UK Parliament Debates Changes To UK Competition Regime – Need To Know
The UK Parliament has now begun to debate the changes to the UK competition regime announced on 15 March 2012.
1 Jul 2012
Banking Industry Regulatory Update - September 2011
International regulatory bodies, working alongside their regional and national counterparts, have spent over three years attempting to mend the global financial system by strengthening its stability and resilience.
10 Oct 2011
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