An EU Antitrust Update

Law360, New York (June 25, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT) -- This article covers three recent antitrust matters in Europe, including one in which the European Commission's "first to file" merger rules were invoked (and challenged).

European Commission’s “Priority Rule” in Multiple Notifications: First-Notified Deal Receives Unconditional Clearance While Second-Notified Deal Requires Divestiture

On May 10, 2012, the European Commission published its merger clearance decision in the proposed acquisition by Seagate Technology of the hard disk drive business of Samsung Electronics. (See Case M.6214 – Seagate Technology / the HDD business of Samsung Electronics.) The case aroused...
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