AT&T Inc.’s bid to have Makan Delrahim, head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, testify in the case challenging its planned purchase of Time Warner Inc., could help the company argue that the challenge was politically motivated, but it may not be easy and comes with some risk.
In a warning directed at stock exchanges and securities firms, European Union regulators said Tuesday that they would file antitrust lawsuits and impose new regulations unless the financial industry eliminates obstacles to competition in cross-border trades by July.
Gaz de France SA and Suez SA, the French energy companies currently involved in a blockbuster merger, will have to sell off some of their Belgian businesses to prevent monopolizing the country’s energy market, Belgium's prime minister said Wednesday.
Germany’s Lufthansa Airlines has agreed to cooperate with the international probe into the air cargo industry, in a move that could eventually win the carrier immunity from prosecution in connection with antitrust allegations.
A long-running feud between biotech giant Monsanto Co. and Argentina over royalty payments on genetically modified Roundup Ready soybeans has reached a boiling point, prompting the country to solicit intervention by the European Commission.
Financial industry representatives told the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday that Congress should increase oversight of credit-rating firms and enact legislation in order to foster greater competition.
In a confidential filing with the European Commission, software groups have accused Microsoft Corp. of setting out a “poisoned honeypot” by offering open source code in the antitrust litigation that has ensnared the software giant.
Several class action suits have been filed against North American producers of oriented strand board, with wholesale lumber companies lobbing allegations of conspiracy and price fixing at the strand board makers.
If a deal between Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boeing Co. does not win regulatory approval by the end of this month, a clause in the contract provides an out for the companies, allowing either one to terminate the proposed merger of their military rocket-launch units.
Twenty years after antitrust concerns led to the dismantling of AT&T, the phone company will once again submit to antitrust scrutiny after moving to purchase Bell South for $67 billion.
In a bid to block a €22-billion takeover deal, Endesa, Spain's largest electricity supplier, has launched an attack against Gas Natural SDG SA in a U.S. federal court, alleging the company made false and misleading disclosures in its move to acquire Endesa.
Frustrated abroad, Microsoft Corp. has run back under the skirt of the United States in hopes that the nation’s courts can help the software giant in its continued battle over a 2004 European Union antitrust ruling.
One month after winning a $112-million jury verdict in its patent infringement countersuit, Texas Instruments Inc. has dodged charges in concurrent antitrust litigation after the plaintiff failed to prove the patents in suit constitute market power.
Citing "nationalist rhetoric," European regulators are planning to warn Poland’s government over its attempts to block a bank merger that has already been approved by the European Commission.
The European Commission has initiated an antitrust investigation into medical device maker Boston Scientific Corp.’s $27-billion takeover bid for heart device maker Guidant Corp.
The world’s top music labels are coming under fire from the U.S. Department of Justice over possible anti-competitive pricing schemes arranged by the increasingly busy online music industry.
Investigating whether France illegally blocked an Italian utility company’s takeover bid, the European Commission ordered France to explain by March 17 the events that resulted in a merger between two French energy companies, Suez and Gaz de France.
Hounded by monopoly abuse claims for more than half a century, leading diamond distributor De Beers is still mired in litigation after a long-standing class action antitrust lawsuit was recently transferred to New Jersey federal district court.
Microsoft has turned the tables on the European Commission over the antitrust case against the company, alleging that the Commission is concealing evidence and conspiring against the software giant.
Europe's largest mergers and acquisitions should be reviewed by the European Commission, the European Union’s top antitrust official, European Commissioner for Competition Neelie Kroes, said in a speech this week, amid recent concerns over European countries' protectionist tendencies in blocking foreign takeovers.
In an effort to prompt an investigation into a planned merger between two French energy giants, the Italian utility company Enel sent a memorandum to the European Commission Thursday.