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China’s new filing thresholds see quicker approvals for simplified cases as SAMR focuses its efforts on strategic sectors

On 26 January 2024, China’s State Council unveiled the long-awaited new merger notification thresholds, which were implemented by the country’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) with immediate effect. With the first quarter of enf… […]

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Pre-emptive rights clauses in “older” oil and gas contracts contain legal loophole, energy disputes sources say

As ExxonMobil and its joint venture (JV) partners in Guyana’s Stabroek block are engaged in ongoing International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration claims to confirm whether pre-emptive rights apply to Chevron’s US$53bn acquisition of Hess,

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Consultation on details of Australia’s merger control reform expected to attract scrutiny from wide range of stakeholders

Last week, the Australian government announced sweeping regulatory changes which, it said, will make the country’s merger control process “faster, stronger, simpler, more targeted and more transparent”. While the changes outlined have been accepte… To

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International arbitration experts share views on ongoing dispute over Hess’ stake in Guyana’s Stabroek block

The ongoing International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration claim filed earlier this month in Paris by ExxonMobil against Hess Corporation to assert its pre-emptive rights in Guyana’s Stabroek block ─ which was reportedly followed by

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Germany’s planned FDI reform likely to have “material” impact on screening process

As previously reported by this news service, Germany is currently considering a reform of its foreign direct investment regime, which would involve both procedural and substantive changes, with current foreign direct investment (FDI) regulations bein…

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UK competition lawyers praise CMA’s plans for earlier engagement in review process while diverging on access to third-party filings

The UK Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) proposed changes to Phase 2 merger processes, which involve earlier engagement with key decisionmakers, have been generally welcomed by legal practitioners, although some told Equity Report that the

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UK FDI lawyers caution against possible expansions in ongoing FDI screening regime review

UK FDI lawyers are hopeful that the government’s ongoing review of the country’s foreign investment screening framework would lead to greater transparency and certainty over the outcome of the process, while warning against any major

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Early engagement key as EU simplified merger rules could place additional burden on companies in “borderline” cases

The European Commission’s (EC) merger simplification package that came into force on 1 September could create an additional burden for merging parties in less clear-cut cases, according to EU antitrust lawyers. “While on the surface,

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Valeria Camerino

Valeria is a seasoned business and financial journalist with fifteen years of industry experience.

Before launching Equity Report in October 2022, Valeria was European Editor for US-based financial news service CTFN, where she spent seven years reporting on event-driven situations, breaking news stories on complex financial and regulatory issues across several jurisdictions, from Europe and Africa to China, India, Brazil, and Australia.

Prior to that, she was Senior Reporter at TelecomFinance, Middle East correspondent, and later Southern Europe correspondent at Mergermarket (currently ION), and held a number of editorial positions with Dubai and London-based b2b publications.

She holds a BA (Hons) in Languages and Public Relations from Leeds Beckett University and an MA in International Journalism from University of Central Lancashire.