RBB Economics provides independent, expert economic advice on all aspects of competition law. We combine intellectual rigour with practical knowledge and technical economic skills to deliver analysis that is robust, clear and effective.
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RBB Economics provides independent, expert economic advice on all aspects of competition law.
We combine intellectual rigour with practical knowledge and technical economic skills to deliver analysis that is robust, clear and effective.
UCT Law@Work Competition Masterclass
Patrick Smith will speak at the UCT Law@Work Competition Masterclass, to be held in Johannesburg, over 20 and 21 September 2018. The programme includes discussions on approaches to market inquiries, reflecting on UK and South African...
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Bundeskartellamt clears Douglas acquisition of Parfümerie Akzente unconditionally after Phase I investigation
On 25 July 2018 the Bundeskartellamt unconditionally cleared the acquisition of Parfümerei Akzente by Douglas. Douglas, part of the CVC-group, is the leading cosmetics retailer in Germany, whereas Akzente is a significant player in...
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EC clears Tronox acquisition of Cristal with minor remedies after Phase 2 investigation
Both parties are active primarily in the production of titanium dioxide pigment. After a wide-ranging investigation, the Commission’s coordinated effects concerns were ultimately dismissed, and remaining issues were limited to horizontal...
Read more (July 2018)