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5G technology driving M&A activity in the telecommunications sector

The much anticipated rollout of fifth-generation wireless (“5G”) technology and changing consumer habits are expected to drive M&A transactions in the telecommunications sector over the next year. According to EY’s May 2019 Global Capital Confidence Barometer (the “EY Report”) 55% of telecommunications executives expect to actively pursue acquisitions in the next year, a significant increase from the long-term average of 45% for the telecommunications sector.

As consumption patterns for video and gaming continue to change telecommunications executives are anticipating the impact that future 5G speeds and capacity will have on adjacent industries like mobile streaming services … Continue Reading

Global perspective on competition and antitrust issues

The latest edition of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Competition World is now available. This award-winning quarterly publication provides a global survey of recent competition and antitrust law developments in a practical and accessible format.

Of particular relevance in this edition is an overview of bid-rigging, which is a criminal offence in Canada and in many other jurisdictions. Canada’s Competition Bureau announced earlier this year that it had secured guilty pleas in a number of high-profile global investigations, and that Canadian courts had imposed record-setting, multi-million dollar fines.

Other notable features in this issue include:

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