The EU Commission follows other countries’ antitrust authorities and assesses penalties against optical products company for structuring a transaction to avoid premerger notification filings and waiting period requirements (Canon / Toshiba)

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Antitrust authorities in the United States and European Union have assessed penalties and fines against Canon, and in the United States, Toshiba, for structuring a transaction to avoid premerger notification filings and waiting period requirements. If the European Commission’s decision stands, Canon will pay more than $34 million in fines and penalties related to the transaction in the EU, U.S., and China. Toshiba will pay just $2.5 million in the United States. Antitrust authorities around the world enforce their merger control statutes and waiting period requirements aggressively. Penalties for gun jumping (either failing to file or observe standstill obligations) are likely to grow as more jurisdictions enact premerger filing and standstill obligations and transactions have an

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Henry de la Barre d'Erquelinnes, John W. Magruder, Serge Clerckx, Peter J. Love, Pamela L. Taylor, The EU Commission follows other countries’ antitrust authorities and assesses penalties against optical products company for structuring a transaction to avoid premerger notification filings and waiting period requirements (Canon / Toshiba), 27 June 2019, e-Competitions June 2019, Art. N° 96920

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