Carina Joergensen

DG COMP (Brussels)
Case officer

Carina is case officer at European Commission.

Linked authors

DG Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN) (Brussels)
Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) (London)

Articles

8352 Bulletin

Carina Joergensen, Kay Parplies, Neil Marshall The European Commission clears an acquisition in the markets for crop protection, professional pest control and animal health products subject to substantial divestitures (Bayer/Aventis/Crop Science)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2002 and 30th April 2002"* The Commission decided to clear Bayer‘s acquisition of Aventis Crop Science (ACS), subject to substantial divestitures. As initially notified, the operation would have led to the creation or strengthening of (...)

Carina Joergensen, Kay Parplies, Neil Marshall The European Commission clears, subject to divestiture, a merger between two German companies active in the building materials sector (Haniel/Ytong)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2002 and 30th April 2002"* The Commission cleared the proposed acquisition by Haniel of Ytong Holding AG, two German companies active in the building materials sector. As in the Haniel/Fels case, the Commission examined the deal’s impact (...)

Carina Joergensen, Kay Parplies, Neil Marshall The European Commission conditionally approves a proposed acquisition of an Italian chemicals company by Belgium chemicals company (Solvay/Ausimont)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2002 and 30th April 2002"* The Commission conditionally approved the proposed acquisition of the Italian chemicals company Ausimont SpA by Solvay SA of Belgium from Montedison SpA. Solvay has committed itself to sell a state of the art (...)

Carina Joergensen, Kay Parplies, Neil Marshall The European Commission clears, subject to conditions, an agreement giving to three companies joint control over Spain’s fourth largest utility company (EnBW / EDP / Cajastur / Hidrocantabrico)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2002 and 30th April 2002"* The Commission cleared, subject to conditions, an agreement giving Energie Baden-Württemberg (EnBW), Electricidade de Portugal S.A. (EDP) and Caja de Ahorros de Asturias (Cajastur) joint control over Spain’s fourth (...)

Carina Joergensen, Kay Parplies, Neil Marshall The European Commission refers an acquisition to the UK competition authorities concerning the sector of food catering (Compass/Restorama/Rail Gourmet/Gourmet Nova)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2002 and 30th April 2002"* The European Commission referred the acquisition by Compass of Rail Gourmet UK to the competition authorities of the United Kingdom, which had expressed concerns about reduction of competition in the UK on-train (...)

Carina Joergensen, Kay Parplies, Neil Marshall The European Commission clears an acquisition in the building materials sector after partially referring the case to the German Bundeskartellamt (Haniel/Fels)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2002 and 30th April 2002"* The Commission cleared the proposed acquisition by Haniel Baustoff-Industrie Zuschlagstoffe GmbH of Fels-Werke GmbH, two German companies active in the building materials sector. The Commission examined carefully (...)

Carina Joergensen, Kay Parplies, Neil Marshall The European Commission conditionally clears the acquisition of a French pet food company by US leading food manufacturer (Masterfoods/Royal Canin)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2002 and 30th April 2002"* The Commission cleared the proposed acquisition of the French pet food company Royal Canin S.A. by Masterfoods Holding, a French subsidiary of Mars Inc.of the United States. Mars undertook to divest its (...)

Carina Joergensen, Kay Parplies, Neil Marshall The European Commission partially clears a merger between two Danish largest slaughterhouses and refers part of the assessment to the Danish authorities (Danish Crown/Steff-Houlberg)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2002 and 30th April 2002"* The Commission’s own preliminary review of the case showed that the competition concerns were limited to the Danish market where Danish Crown and Steff-Houlberg are currently the two largest competitors. The (...)

Carina Joergensen, Kay Parplies, Neil Marshall The EU Commission adopts a decision setting measures for the separation of Swiss-based company from French company, both active in the packaging industry, following its decision to prohibits the merger (Tetra Laval / Sidel)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2002 and 30th April 2002"* On 30 January 2002 the Commission adopted a decision setting measures for the separation of the Swiss-based Tetra Laval from the French company Sidel through the divestiture of Tetra‘s shareholding in Sidel. This (...)

Carina Joergensen, Kay Parplies, Neil Marshall The EU Commission decides on the arrangements for demerging two French electrical equipment manufacturers whose merger was prohibited on the grounds that it created or strengthened dominant positions (Schneider / Legrand)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2002 and 30th April 2002"* On 30 January 2002 the Commission decided on the arrangements for demerging Schneider Electric and Legrand, two French electrical equipment manufacturers whose merger was prohibited in 2001 on the grounds that it (...)

Carina Joergensen, Kay Parplies, Neil Marshall The European Commission refers to the Norwegian Competition Authority the examination of the impact on the oil and gas markets of a proposed acquisition of an Anglo-Norwegian firm by another Norwegian company (Aker Maritime/Kvaerner)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2002 and 30th April 2002"* The Commission referred to the Norwegian Competition Authority the examination of the impact on the oil and gas markets of the proposed acquisition of the Anglo-Norwegian firm Kvaerner by Aker Maritime of Norway. (...)

Carina Joergensen, Kay Parplies, Neil Marshall The European Commission partially clears an acquisition by leading international player in a variety of agricultural businesses of a leading producer of starch (Cargill/Cerestar)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2002 and 30th April 2002"* The proposed acquisition of the French undertaking Cerestar by US company Cargill Inc. was cleared by the Commission with the exception of the deal’s impact in the UK market for sweeteners. The examination of (...)

Carina Joergensen, Neil Marshall The European Commission approves the acquisition of France’s second-largest sugar manufacturer by German sugar market leader (Saint Louis Sucre/Südzucker)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st September 2001 and 31st December 2001"* Also on 21 December 2001, the Commission approved the acquisition of Saint Louis Sucre SA, France’s second-largest sugar manufacturer, by German sugar market leader Südzucker AG. Südzucker‘s acquisition of Saint (...)

Carina Joergensen, Neil Marshall The European Commission partially refers to the German Bundeskartellamt a proposed acquisition in the market for wall building materials (Haniel/Ytong)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st September 2001 and 31st December 2001"* Shortly after the decisions were taken to open a Phase 2 investigation as well as to refer part of the Haniel/Fels case to the Bundeskartellamt, Haniel was involved in a case with Ytong which involved the (...)

Carina Joergensen, Neil Marshall The European Commission conditionally clears the acquisition by a Scandinavian banking group of sole control of a Swedish financial services provider owned by the Swedish post office (Nordbanken/Postgirot)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st September 2001 and 31st December 2001"* The Commission approved, subject to conditions, the acquisition by Scandinavian banking group Nordea of sole control of Sweden’s Postgirot Bank AB, a financial services provider currently owned by Posten AB, (...)

Carina Joergensen, Neil Marshall The European Commission conditionally clears a proposed joint control of Brazilian iron ore mining company by another Brazilian iron ore producer and Japanese trading company (Mitsui/CVRD/Caemi)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st September 2001 and 31st December 2001"* The Commission cleared the proposed acquisition of joint control of Brazilian iron ore mining company Caemi by CVRD, another Brazilian iron ore producer, and Japanese trading company Mitsui, subject to (...)

Carina Joergensen, Neil Marshall The European Commission refers to the German Bundeskartellamt the examination of the impact of part of a proposed acquisition in the German wall building materials markets (Haniel/Fels)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st September 2001 and 31st December 2001"* On 17 October 2001 the Commission referred to the Bundeskartellamt the examination of the impact of part of the proposed acquisition by Haniel Baustoff-Industrie Zuschlagstoffe GmbH of Fels-Werke GmbH (...)

Carina Joergensen, Neil Marshall The European Commission approves, subject to remedies, a joint acquisition in the markets for transmission capacity and for mobile telephony (Pirelli/Edizione/Olivetti/Telecom Italia)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st September 2001 and 31st December 2001"* The Commission approved the joint acquisition by Pirelli SpAand Edizione Holding SpA of the Olivetti SpA and indirectly of the undertakings controlled by the latter, namely Telecom Italia, which in turn owns (...)

Carina Joergensen, Neil Marshall The European Commission refers to the German Bundeskartellamt the examination of the impact in the downstream markets for refined oil products of a proposed joint venture (BP/E.ON)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st September 2001 and 31st December 2001"* The Commission referred to the Bundeskartellamt the examination of the impact in the downstream markets for refined oil products of a proposed joint venture between Deutsche BP and E.ON. The proposed (...)

Carina Joergensen, Kay Parplies, Neil Marshall The European Commission refers to the German Competition Authority the examination of the impact in the downstream market for oil products of a proposed joint venture (Deutsche and RWE-DEA)

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"Merger control: main developments between 1 May and 31 August 2001"* The Commission on 23 August referred to the German Competition Authority the examination of the impact in the downstream market for oil products of a proposed joint venture between Deutsche and RWE-DEA. At the same time, the (...)

Carina Joergensen, Kay Parplies, Neil Marshall The European Commission approves, subject to remedies, an acquisition by world’s largest food and nutrition company of a US petfood company (Nestlé/Ralston)

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"Merger control: main developments between 1 May and 31 August 2001"* On 27 July, Swiss-based Nestlé made significant concessions in order to obtain a clearance for the acquisition of the American petfood company Ralston Purina. The conditions concerns Spain, Italy and Greece. In Spain, Nestlé (...)

Carina Joergensen, Kay Parplies, Neil Marshall The European Commission agrees to a request from the UK authorities to refer to them the examination of the acquisition in the railway transport sector (Govia/Connex South Central)

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"Merger control: main developments between 1 May and 31 August 2001"* On 20 July, the Commission agreed to a request from the UK authorities to refer to them the examination of the acquisition by the Newcastle-based Go-Ahead Group and Paris-based Keolis SA of joint control of London-based (...)

Carina Joergensen, Kay Parplies, Neil Marshall The European Commission approves, subject to remedies, a merger between two German companies active in the insurance and bank services (Allianz/Dresdner)

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"Merger control: main developments between 1 May and 31 August 2001"* Following remedies offered by the parties concerned, the Commission on 19 July gave the go-ahead for the Allianz insurance group to take over Dresdner Bank. The Commission’s investigations focused on the consequences of the (...)

Carina Joergensen, Kay Parplies, Neil Marshall The EU Commission approves an acquisition by a French company providing wireless solutions for broadcasters and telecom operators of the Finnish supplier of distribution and transmission services to radio and TV broadcasters (YLE / TDF / Digita / JV)

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"Merger control: main developments between 1 May and 31 August 2001"* The Commission on 26 June approved an operation by which Télédiffusion de France (TDF), a France Télécom subsidiary providing wireless solutions for broadcasters and telecom operators, acquires a controlling stake in Digita, the (...)

Carina Joergensen, Kay Parplies, Neil Marshall The European Commission approves, subject to divestiture, the acquisition by equity fund company of the chemical operations of a Swedish company (Industri Kapital/Perstorp)

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"Merger control: main developments between 1 May and 31 August 2001"* Subject to the divestiture the Commission approved the proposed acquisition by Industri Kapital Group of the chemical operations of Swedish company Perstorp AB. The divestiture concerns Industri Kapital‘s phenolic resins (...)

Carina Joergensen, Kay Parplies, Neil Marshall The European Commission authorizes, subject to conditions, an acquisition in the office supplies sector (Buhrmann/Samas Office Supplies)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2001 and 30th April 2001"* In April, the Commission granted clearance to the proposed takeover of Samas‘ office supplies business by Buhrmann, subject to the divestiture of the Dutch office supplies activities of Corporate Express, a (...)

Carina Joergensen, Kay Parplies, Neil Marshall The European Commission authorizes the creation of two joint ventures with world-wide activities for outbound cross-border mail (TPO of the UK, TPG of the Netherlands and Singapore Post Private)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2001 and 30th April 2001"* In March, the Commission authorised the creation of two joint ventures with world-wide activities for outbound cross-border mail by The Post Office (TPO) of the United Kingdom, TNT Post Group N.V. (TPG) of the (...)

Carina Joergensen, Kay Parplies, Neil Marshall The European Commission approves, subject to remedies, a merger in the manufacturing of speciality and other chemical products (Degussa/Laporte)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2001 and 30th April 2001"* In March, the Commission gave the go-ahead for Degussa AG, a German-based company belonging to E.ON AG, to acquire sole control of the British company Laporte PLC. While both companies are active in the (...)

Carina Joergensen, Kay Parplies, Neil Marshall The European Commission refers to the Finnish Competition Authority part of the examination of the impact of proposed acquisition in the markets for wood based fuels and peat (Metsäliitto Osuuskunta/Vapo Oy)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2001 and 30th April 2001"* On 8 February 2001, the Commission decided to refer to the Finnish Competition Authority – Kilpailuvirasto – part of the examination of the impact of the proposed acquisition by Finland’s Metsäliitto Osuuskunta of a (...)

Carina Joergensen, Kay Parplies, Neil Marshall The European Commission conditionally clears the acquisition of joint control of a German electricity company by French electricity incumbent and an association of nine south-west German districts (EDF/Zweckverband Oberschwäbische Elektrizitätswerke/Energie Baden-Württemberg)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2001 and 30th April 2001"* In February, the Commission authorised, subject to conditions, the acquisition of joint control of German electricity company Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW) by Electricité de France (EdF) and Zweckverband (...)

Carina Joergensen, Kay Parplies, Neil Marshall The European Court of First Instance annuls the Commission’s decision by which it authorizes the merger aspects of the restructuring of the German coal industry (RAG/Saarbergwerke/Preussag Anthracite)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2001 and 30th April 2001"* On 31 January 2001 the Court of First Instance (‘CFI’) annulled the Commission’s decision of 29 July 1998 (COMP/ECSC.1252) by which the Commission authorised the merger aspects of the restructuring of the German (...)

Carina Joergensen, Kay Parplies, Neil Marshall The EU Commission blocks the proposed takeover of Finnish tissue paper manufacturer by its Swedish competitor (Mölnlycke / Metsä Tissue)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2001 and 30th April 2001"* On 31 January 2001, the Commission blocked the proposed takeover of Finnish tissue paper manufacturer Metsä Tissue by its Swedish competitor SCA Mölnlycke on competition grounds. This was only the 14th time that (...)

Carina Joergensen, Kay Parplies, Neil Marshall The European Commission approves, subject to remedies, a joint venture between UK and German pharmaceuticals companies (Smith & Nephew/Beiersdorf)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2001 and 30th April 2001"* At the end of January the Commission gave regulatory clearance to a proposed joint venture between British undertaking Smith & Nephew plc and Beiersdorf AG of Germany after the parties made substantial (...)

Carina Joergensen, Kay Parplies, Neil Marshall The European Commission, after in-depth investigation, clears a merger between two nordic companies with world-wide activities in the production and distribution of machinery for the rock and mineral processing industry (Metso/Svedala)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2001 and 30th April 2001"* Following an in depth investigation, in January 2001 the Commission authorised the merger between Metso Corporation and Svedala AB, two Nordic companies with world-wide activities in the production and (...)

Carina Joergensen, Kay Parplies, Neil Marshall The EU Commission refers to the Italian Competition Authority the examination of the impact of a proposed acquisition on the Italian electricity sector (Infostrada / Enel / France Telecom)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2001 and 30th April 2001"* The Commission decided to refer to the Italian competition authorities – Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato – the examination of the impact of the proposed acquisition of Infostrada by Enel and France (...)

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