PCC five years on

PCC five years on By Atty. Johannes Benjamin R. Bernabe 10 February 2021 The Philippine Competition Commission commemorated the fifth anniversary of its establishment on February 1 without much of a celebration. We have the pandemic to blame for that, even though the agency has continued to function and carry out its mandate during the… continue reading ››

Commission Decision No. 02-M-003/2021: Proposed Acquisition by Analog Devices, Inc. of Shares in Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

Commission Decision No. 02-M-003/2021: Proposed Acquisition by Analog Devices, Inc. of Shares in Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.   ABSTRACT:  The proposed transaction involves the acquisition by Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (Maxim) through the merger of Magneto Corp. (Magneto), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ADI and Maxim, with Maxim surviving the merger… continue reading ››

Message from the Chairman: PCC 5th Founding Anniversary

    Dear Friends, On the occasion of the 5th founding anniversary of the Philippine Competition Commission on February 1, I thank you for your unstinting support, partnership, and contribution, helping in no small measure to bring the Commission to where it stands today. The first five years of PCC have shown great promise, never… continue reading ››

Commission Decision No. 01-M-002/2021: In the Matter of the Proposed Acquisition by Scatec Solar ASA of Shares in SN Power AS

Commission Decision No. 01-M-002/2021: In the Matter of the Proposed Acquisition by Scatec Solar ASA of Shares in SN Power AS   ABSTRACT: The transaction involves the acquisition by Scatec Solar ASA (Scatec Solar) of 100% shares of SN Power AS that are currently held by the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund).  Scatec… continue reading ››

Competition policy in 2020: Steadfast amid the crisis

Competition policy in 2020: Steadfast amid the crisis By Arsenio M. Balisacan, PhD 13 January 2021   Indeed, the pandemic has upended the world’s economies in ways unprecedented. Before the crisis, the World Bank projected the Philippine economy to grow by 6.6 percent in 2020. Now, the latest estimates show the country’s GDP falling by… continue reading ››

Call for Comments: PCC Circular on the Adjustment of the Schedule of Fines for Violations of the Philippine Competition Act (PCA), of the 2017 Rules of Procedure of the Philippine Competition Commission, and the Rules of Merger Procedure

The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) invites the public to submit their comments on the draft PCC Circular on adjusting the schedule of fines for violations of the Philippine Competition Act, of the 2017 Rules of Procedure of the Philippine Competition Commission, and the Rules of Merger Procedure. This adjustment of fines is in accordance with… continue reading ››

Competition law in times of natural disasters

Competition law in times of natural disasters By Atty. Emerson B. Aquende December 9, 2020   The successive typhoons that devastated large swathes of Luzon in November, and the massive flooding that recently inundated Metro Manila and Cagayan province have once again raised to the national consciousness the vulnerability of the Philippines to natural disasters…. continue reading ››

Commission Decision No. 20-M-017/2020: Proposed Joint Venture among Axia Power Holdings Philippines Corporation, AC Energy Philippines Inc, and ACE Endevor Inc. over Ingrid Power Holdings Inc.

Commission Decision No. 20-M-017/2020: Proposed Joint Venture among Axia Power Holdings Philippines Corporation, AC Energy Philippines Inc, and ACE Endevor Inc. over Ingrid Power Holdings Inc.   ABSTRACT: The proposed transaction is the formation of a joint venture through the acquisition by AC Energy Philippines, Inc. (AC Energy) and Axia Power Holdings Philippines Corporation (Axia… continue reading ››