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Mofcom has sent the NXP Semiconductors/Qualcomm case back down from the ministerial level to the staff to address concerns that were raised in the interim, according to a Beijing-based attorney who recently worked on another semiconductor deal before Mofcom. The lawyer said the Chinese antitrust regulator is likely to re-examine the pricing, terms and conditions, … Read Morefeatured

DOJ Meeting with Monsanto and Bayer Shows Serious Concerns Continue

Antitrust sources told CTFN that recent meetings between the leadership of the antitrust division of the Department of Justice and executives of Bayer andfeatured

Competition Commission of India Has Asked Bayer for Remedies

The Competition Commission of India has asked Bayer for remedies in connection with the company’s planned takeover of Monsanto, sources told CTFN.featured

Bayer Still Facing Questions from DOJ on Divestiture Plan for Monsanto Acquisition

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – As Bayer seeks to conclude the U.S. antitrust review of its acquisition of Monsanto, questions from staff attorneys in the antitrust division offeatured

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A number of competitors of industrial gas giants Linde and Praxair have expressed interest in acquiring the overlapping assets that the parties are likely to divest to gain antitrust approval for the planned merger, sources familiar with the situation told CTFN. More here … Fresenius announced on February 26 that it was “conducting an independent … Read Morefeatured

More Conservative DOJ Upends Expectations

With additional reporting by Rachel Rigby – Former attorneys in the Department of Justice’s antitrust division expressed surprise over patterns that appear to be developing within the division and how it is being managedfeatured

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The Monsanto-Bayer transaction is expected to be approved by the European Commission at the latest by the end of March/beginning of April, consistent with the present case provisional deadline, sources close to the situation said. A source close to Monsanto believes that the five big ag players Syngenta/ChemChina, Limagrain, DowDuPont, BASF, and KWS will be … Read Morefeatured

Bayer Timeline for EC Approval on Track, Only Big Ag Players in Nunhems Auction

The Monsanto-Bayer transaction is expected to be approved by the European Commissionfeatured

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In the Monsanto/Bayer merger the European Commission’s case team in DG Competition sent out the non-confidential version of the RM (remedies) document for market testing, to third parties, on Monday and Tuesday this week (5 and 6 February), sources close to the situation said. Recipients are understood to be given 4 or 5 working days to provide … Read Morefeatured


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