Innovative regulation: Keeping the speed bumps just right

Innovative regulation: Keeping the speed bumps just right By Atty. Amabelle C. Asuncion February 5, 2020   There was a time when the roads of northern Fairview were conducive to “The Fast and The Furious” type of car racing. Displaying their newfound ability to drive, teenagers would proudly drive their flashy cars late evenings to… continue reading ››

Commission Decision No. 04-M-030/2020: In the Matter of the Proposed Acquisition by AC Energy Philippines, Inc. of Shares in Philippine Wind Holdings Corp.

Commission Decision No. 04-M-030/2020: In the Matter of the Proposed Acquisition by AC Energy Philippines, Inc. of Shares in Philippine Wind Holdings Corp.   ABSTRACT:  The proposed transaction is an acquisition by AC Energy Philippines, Inc. (ACEPH) of up to 100% of the shares of Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings (Philippines) Pte. Limited, Langoer Investments Holding B.V.,… continue reading ››

Commission Decision No. 02-M-001/2020: In the Matter of the Proposed Acquisition by MM Air Limited of Shares in Aircastle Limited

Commission Decision No. 02-M-001/2020: In the Matter of the Proposed Acquisition by MM Air Limited of Shares in Aircastle Limited   ABSTRACT: Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni), in partnership with Mizuho Leasing Company (Mizuho Leasing), has entered into a definitive agreements to acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Aircastle Limited (Aircastle – NYSE: AYR) that Marubeni… continue reading ››

2020: Toward a more robust competition regime

2020: Toward a more robust competition regime By Arsenio M. Balisacan, PhD January 15, 2020   In last week’s column, I discussed how 2019 proved to be a banner year for the Philippine Competition Commission. Having gained significant experience in the past three years, the PCC confidently flexed its enforcement muscle by deciding on several… continue reading ››

Commission Decision No. 01-M-029/2020: In the Matter of the Proposed Acquisition by City Savings Bank, Inc. and UBP Investments Corporation of Shares in Bangko Kabayan, Inc.

Commission Decision No. 01-M-029/2020: In the Matter of the Proposed Acquisition by City Savings Bank, Inc. and UBP Investments Corporation of Shares in Bangko Kabayan, Inc.   ABSTRACT:  The proposed transaction is the acquisition by City Savings Bank, Inc. (CitySavings) and UBP Investments Corporation (UBPIC, formerly Union Properties, Inc.) of 2,574,178 common shares of stock… continue reading ››

2019: A banner year for competition enforcement

2019: A banner year for competition enforcement By Arsenio M. Balisacan, PhD January 8, 2020   Despite the many headwinds it continued to face, the Philippine economy received some welcome news at the end of 2019: poverty estimates recently released show that the country’s full-year poverty incidence dropped from 23.3 percent in 2015 to 16.6… continue reading ››

Commission Decision No. 35-M-027/2019: In the Matter of the Proposed Joint Venture Between Filinvest Alabang, Inc. and Mitsubishi Corporation

Commission Decision No. 35-M-027/2019: In the Matter of the Proposed Joint Venture Between Filinvest Alabang, Inc. and Mitsubishi Corporation   ABSTRACT:  The proposed transaction involves the formation of a joint venture between Mitsubishi Corporation (“Mitsubishi”) and Filinvest Alabang, Inc. (“Filinvest Alabang”), through the acquisition by Mitsubishi of 40% of the issued and outstanding shares of… continue reading ››

Commission Decision No. 34-M-028/2019: In the Matter of the Proposed Acquisition by Mikuni Toyo Co., Ltd. Of All Shares in Hitachi Terminals Mechatronics Philippines Corporation

Commission Decision No. 34-M-028/2019: In the Matter of the Proposed Acquisition by Mikuni Toyo Co., Ltd. Of All Shares in Hitachi Terminals Mechatronics Philippines Corporation ABSTRACT: The proposed transaction is the acquisition by Mikuni Toyo Co., Ltd. of 100% of the issued shares belonging to Hitachi Omron Terminal Solutions (HOTS) in Hitachi Terminals Mechatronics Philippines… continue reading ››