Bayer Agreement with BASF Does Not Answer All EC Antitrust Issues

Last week BASF agreed to acquire significant parts of Bayer’s seed and non-selective herbicide businesses for $7 billion, but the deal does not answer all offeatured

Monsanto/Bayer Early Remedy Package Not Expected at European Commission

As the European Commission’s review of Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto proceeds, Bayer is not planning to proactively offer remedies to the commission beyond thosefeatured

Monsanto/Bayer Expected to Receive Statement of Objections from European Commission

Bayer is expected to receive a statement of objections from the European Commission as the regulator works through its phase II review of Bayer’s acquisition of Monsanto, severalfeatured

Linde/Praxair expected to File with CADE in November

German industrial gas group Linde and US peer Praxair will notify their planned merger with Brazilian antitrust regulator CADE in November, a competition lawyer familiar withfeatured

EC Expected to Issue SO in NXP/Qualcomm Review in 3-5 Weeks

The European Commission is expected to issue a Statement of Objections in its review of the NXP Semiconductors/Qualcomm deal within the next threefeatured

EC Not Seen Market Testing Monsanto/Bayer Remedies

The European Commission has not been seen market testing the remedies that Bayer submitted during the initial phase I review by the commission of Bayer’s deal withfeatured

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Qualcomm Suppliers Reluctant to Complain to EC in NXP Merger Review

With additional reporting by Sarah Cohen – Suppliers to Qualcomm have been approached by the European Commission with questionnaires related to the impact on the marketplace offeatured

NXP/Qualcomm Facing Delay in Europe and Complaints in China

With additional reporting by Sarah Cohen – The NXP Semiconductors/Qualcomm deal is experiencing difficulties with providing necessary paperwork in Europe at the same time the Mofcomfeatured

EC Stops Clock on NXP/Qualcomm Deal Due to Missing Information

Today the European Commission announced that it has stopped the clock on the NXP Semiconductors/Qualcomm merger review. Rumors were that the commission stopped the clock becausefeatured

Luxottica/Essilor Pre-Filing Discussions Focused on Conglomerate Issues

With additional reporting by Valeria Camerino – Questions over whether a merged Luxottica/Essilor could potentially foreclose competitors is extending the pre-notification discussion periodfeatured

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