Makan Delrahim’s confirmation as head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division comes with several major mergers up for review and politicians clamoring for stepped-up enforcement, and the decisions made on these deals could shed light on the direction and posture of the division going forward. Here, Law360 takes a look at some of the transactions waiting on Delrahim's desk.
Alcoa Inc. revealed Friday that antitrust regulators have asked for more information about its unsolicited $28.6 million bid to take over its Canadian rival Alcan Inc.
The European Commission is set to unveil a new set of rules aimed at increasing competitiveness of the insurance industry, in a move that will mean a major change for Europe's largest insurers.
The U.S. Department of Justice has granted Mittal Steel Company NV an extra 15 days to sell one of its tin mills, which it must do to resolve competition concerns over its $33 billion hostile takeover of Luxembourg-based rival Arcelor SA.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved an $18 million settlement between a unit of BP Plc and three California utilities over alleged price manipulation during the 2000-2001 Western energy crisis.
The European Commission has once again challenged a Spanish law that permits the country to tax winnings from lotteries organized abroad while exempting income from Spanish lotteries, this time referring Spain to the European Court of Justice.
The U.S. Department of Justice has asked FirstGroup PLC and Laidlaw International Inc. for additional time to review their proposed $3.6 billion merger.
Two United Kingdom broadcasters have echoed criticism brought by Virgin Media Inc., telling Britain's antitrust body that British Sky Broadcasting Group's acquisition of a stake in ITV Plc would stifle competition and compromise the independence of news in the country.
After winning damages for harm suffered from 1997 through 2002 in a massive antitrust class action against several pharmaceutical giants, plaintiffs asked the court Thursday to award damages for 2003 as well, though there is no hard data showing harm in that year.
The State of California stepped into the Dynamic Random Access Memory antitrust case on Thursday, lending a hand to the indirect purchasers of DRAM chips by supporting their request to file a second amended complaint.
After a defeat last week, Google Inc. on Monday reaffirmed its desire to participate in federal judicial proceedings stemming from the landmark 2002 antitrust settlement with Microsoft Corp. as an interested third party.
The European Commission has raided a group of door and window fittings manufacturers across Europe, over concerns that the companies have participated in an anti-competitive cartel.
The European Commission has given a nod of approval to the €43.7 billion proposed takeover of Spanish energy company Endesa SA by Italy's Enel SpA and Spain's Acciona SA.
As member states continue to deregulate their energy markets, the European Commission has launched a new project aimed at informing consumers of their rights in the recently opened electricity and gas sectors.
A European Commission ruling that allowed France to amend the licensing agreements for a handful of its telecommunication companies will stand after a European court threw out an appeal from Bouygues Telecom, which had called the arrangement illegal state aid.
McDermott Will & Emery LLP has enhanced its international competition group with the addition of Veronica Pinotti, who will head the firm's Italian practice.
A distributor of construction products has denied a fellow distributor's allegations that it conspired with two other companies to set prices and limit competition in the silicone sealant market.
With a settlement in the works, the judge overseeing the long-running antitrust litigation over the urethane market has decided to heed the request of some of the plaintiffs and halt the proceedings against defendant Chemtura Corp.
The European Commission has fined Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica SA €152 million for abusing its dominant position, the largest fine handed down in the Commission's crusade against anti-competitive behavior in the telecom industry.
The Italian Antitrust Authority has launched a probe into the country's banks and insurance companies over suspicions that the industry's corporate governance structure stifles competition in the financial markets.
The European Commission has taken Italy to task over allegedly offering lower tax rates to companies that produce regenerated lubricating oil.