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Vertical Issues and IP Will be Focus for EC in Gemalto/Thales Case

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – Thales is a large client for the encryption key management tools provided by Gemalto, and therefore the merger of the twofeatured

Linde and Praxair Continue to Work with Colombian Regulator

Industrial gas giants Linde and Praxair have filed an appeal with Colombian antitrust regulator Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio (SIC) to clarify the terms of the remediesfeatured

Linde and Praxair in Latin America Divestment Negotiations

With additional reporting by Diane Alter and Rachel Rigby – Industrial gas giants Linde and Praxair are in discussions with Latin American regulators for the sale of the overlapping assets that will need to be divested to gainfeatured

Takeda Dissident Shareholders Raise Concerns over Shire Pipeline

A group of minority shareholders of Japanese drug company Takeda will carry out a review of Shire’s R&D pipeline to prove that even the most promising business areas wouldfeatured

EDPR Minority Shareholders Critical of CTG Bid

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – A group of minority shareholders in EDP Renováveis (EDPR) believes that China Three Gorges’ bid for the company significantly undervaluesfeatured

AXA Completes Pre-Filing Phase in Switzerland for XL Purchase

French insurance group AXA has completed pre-filing discussions with Swiss antitrust regulator Competition Commission (COMCO) for its takeover of Bermuda-basedfeatured

Orbotech/KLA-Tencor Deal Drawing Regulatory Interest in Korea

KLA-Tencor’s planned $3.4 billion takeover of Israeli rival Orbotech is drawing interest in Korea, a Seoul-based antitrustfeatured

Tele2 to Submit EC Filing for Com Hem in August

Tele2 and Com Hem will submit notification of their planned $3.3 billion merger to the European Commission in August, after Kinnevik’s extraordinary shareholders meeting which isfeatured

Messer in the Bidding for Linde/Praxair Brazilian Assets

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – German industrial gas player Messer is interested in all the markets in which rivals Linde and Praxair are divesting assets in order to gain regulatoryfeatured

E.ON-RWE Asset Swap Likely Subject to Lengthy Reviews

German utilities E.ON and RWE remain in pre-notification discussions with the European Commission to obtain regulatory clearance for their planned asset swap, an E.ONfeatured


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