Kay Parplies

European Commission - DG ECFIN
Head of Unit

Kay Parplies is Head of Unit in charge of coordination with the EIB Group, EBRD and IFIs at the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission. Prior to joining DG ECFIN, he was a member of the Chief Economist unit at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade, where he covers trade relations with emerging market economies, trade in services and trade defence instruments. Before joining DG TRADE, he worked as a coordinator responsible for Merger Policy and Scrutiny at DG Competition and as a case officer in the Merger Task Force (MTF), where he worked on Phase II merger investigations in a range of industries, including financial services, consumer goods, air transport, engineering products and medical equipment. Before joining the Commission, Kay worked in the banking industry. He holds a Ph.D. in industrial economics from Cambridge University and a M.Sc. in Economics and Finance from Warwick University.

Linked authors

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Paris)
University Paris II Panthéon‑Assas
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer (Brussels)
ESSEC Business School
Compass Lexecon (Paris)
Latham & Watkins (Brussels)
European Commission - DG COMP
European Commission - DG COMP

Articles

14672 Bulletin

Claes Bengtsson, Kay Parplies, Rainer Becker, Stephan Simon, Ulrich von Koppenfels, Walter Tretton The EU Commission clears a merger in the engineering sector addressing the issue of bidding markets and minority stakes (Siemens / VA Tech)

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"Siemens/ VA Tech: A Case of Bidding Markets and Minority Stakes"* On 26 April 2006, the merger case M.3653 — Siemens/VA Tech was closed following the successful sale, after an auction process organised by Siemens, of VA Tech‘s hydro power business to Andritz, an Austrian engineering group. (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The EU Commission conditionally clears the merger of the medical ventilators, anaesthesia delivery systems and patient monitoring businesses of two German companies (Siemens / Drägerwerk)

203

"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2003 and 30th April 2003"* On 30 April 2003, the Commission approved, subject to conditions, the merger of the medical ventilators, anaesthesia delivery systems and patient monitoring businesses of Siemens AG and Drägerwerk AG, two German (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The EU Commission authorizes the acquisition of joint control of a newly created joint venture operating a system for the collection of road tolls from heavy trucks in Germany (DaimlerChrysler / Deutsche Telekom / Toll Collect)

223

"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2003 and 30th April 2003"* On 30 April 2003 the European Commission authorised the acquisition of joint control by DaimlerChrysler AG and Deutsche Telekom AG of the newly created joint venture Toll Collect GmbH. Toll Collect will establish (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The European Commission conditionally clears a merger in the pharmaceutical sector creating the largest pharmaceutical company in the world in terms of sales and R&D spending (Pfizer/Pharmacia)

256

"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2003 and 30th April 2003"* The European Commission authorised, subject to conditions, the acquisition of Pharmacia Corporation (Pharmacia) by Pfizer Inc. (Pfizer) in a deal creating the largest pharmaceutical company in the world in terms (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The European Commission clears, subject to remedies and obligations, the acquisition by a Swiss-based packaging group of the French packaging company after the European Court of First Instance annulled its first decision to prohibit the merger (Tetra Laval/Sidel II)

119

"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2003 and 30th April 2003"* On 13 January 2003, the Commission decided not to oppose the acquisition by Tetra Laval B.V., which belongs to the Swiss-based Tetra Laval Group, the owner of the Tetra Pak packaging businesses, of the French (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The European Commission decides to accede to the request of the Belgian Economic Minister to refer a transaction involving an agreement concerning the supply of electricity to eligible customers (Intercommunale d’Electricité du Hainaut (IEH) and Electrabel)

162

"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st September 2002 and 31st December 2002"* On 23 December 2002 the Commission decided to accede to the request of the Belgian Economic Minister to refer, pursuant to Art. 9 of the ECMR, a transaction involving an agreement between l’Intercommunale (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The European Commission authorizes, subject to conditions, the joint acquisition of a regional gas wholesaler by German electricity and Italian gas and petroleum companies (ENI/EnBW/GVS)

180

"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st September 2002 and 31st December 2002"* On 17 December 2002 the European Commission authorised, subject to conditions, the joint acquisition of German regional gas wholesaler Gas Versorgung Süddeutschland (GVS) by German electricity firm Energie (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The European Commission decides to refer certain aspects of an acquisition in the home improvement sector to the competition authorities in France, Spain and Portugal (Leroy Merlin/Brico DIY stores)

85

"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st September 2002 and 31st December 2002"* On 13 December 2002 the Commission decided to refer certain aspects of Leroy Merlin‘s acquisition of Brico DIY stores to the competition authorities in France, Spain and Portugal. The Commission found that (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The European Court of First Instance annuls the Commission decision in a merger case which attempted to retroactively modify the original assessment on the ancillary restrictions (Lagardere/Canal Plus v. Commission)

274

"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st September 2002 and 31st December 2002"* The main interest of this judgment lies in its impact on the interpretation of the Merger Regulation with regard to ancillary restraints. The Court held that contractual clauses which constitute restrictions (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The European Commission grants conditional approval to the acquisition of a German specialty chemicals company by the German mining and technology group (RAG/Degussa)

124

"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st September 2002 and 31st December 2002"* In November the Commission granted conditional approval to the acquisition of the German specialty chemicals company Degussa AG by the German mining and technology group RAG. The transaction had initially (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The European Court of First Instance annuls the Commission’s decision declaring as incompatible with the common market a merger between Swiss-based packaging company mainly active in carton packaging, with a French packaging company mainly active in plastic PET packaging equipment (Tetra Laval/Sidel)

125

"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st September 2002 and 31st December 2002"* On 25 October 2002, the Court of First Instance (CFI) delivered its ruling in case T-5/02, Tetra Laval v Commission, and annulled the Commission’s Decision of 30 October 2001 declaring as incompatible with (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The European Commission refers the examination of a proposed acquisition in the construction sector to the Dutch Competition Authority (Koninklijke BAM/Hollandsche Beton Groep)

73

"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st September 2002 and 31st December 2002"* The Commission referred the proposed acquisition of the Dutch construction company Hollandsche Beton Groep N.V. (HBG) by rival Koninklijke BAM NBM N.V. (BAM) to the Dutch Competition Authority, giving the (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The European Commission grants the referral requested by the Spanish Competition authorities with regard to the integration of the two satellite digital television platforms operating in Spain (Sogecable/Canalsatélite Digital/Vìa Digital)

167

"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st May 2002 and 31th August 2002"* The Commission decided to grant the referral requested by the Spanish Competition Authorities with regard to the integration of the two satellite digital television platforms operating in Spain. The operation, which (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The European Commission grants clearance to the proposed acquisition of British cruise operator by US-based cruise operator (Carnival/ P&O Princess)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st May 2002 and 31th August 2002"* The European Commission granted clearance under the European Union’s Merger Regulation to the proposed acquisition of British cruise operator P&O Princess Plc by US-based cruise operator Carnival Corp. The (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The European Commission gives the go ahead to the proposed acquisition of Finnish-based telecommunications group by Sweden telecoms firm (Telia/Sonera)

118

"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st May 2002 and 31th August 2002"* The European Commission gave the go ahead to the proposed acquisition of Finnish-based telecommunications group Sonera Corp. by Sweden’s Telia AB, another telecoms firm. The Commission feared that the deal—the first (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The EU Commission authorizes the acquisition of the whole of German oil and petrochemicals producer holding that the change from joint to sole control does not give rise to competition concerns (BP / Veba Oel)

164

"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st May 2002 and 31th August 2002"* The European Commission authorised BP Plc’s proposed acquisition of the whole of German oil and petrochemicals producer Veba Oel, currently a joint venture between BP and E.ON. The Commission concluded that the (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The EU Commission grants retroactive clearance to the acquisition of a Dutch sand-lime joint venture CVK by a German and Dutch companies after they undertook to terminate their joint venture agreement (Haniel / Cementbouw / JV)

145

"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st May 2002 and 31th August 2002"* The European Commission granted retroactive clearance to the 1999 acquisition of the Dutch sand-lime joint venture CVK by the Haniel group of Germany and Dutch firm Cementbouw after the companies undertook to (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The European Commission approves, subject to conditions, the proposed take-over bid by Italian food company for German bakeries group (Barilla/BPL/Kamps)

114

"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st May 2002 and 31th August 2002"* The European Commission approved, subject to conditions, the proposed take-over bid by Barilla Group of Italy for German bakeries group Kamps AG. The Commission feared that the deal might reinforce Barilla‘s leading (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The EU Court of First Instance annuls the Commission’s decision to prohibit a merger between two UK based holiday tour operators (Airtours / First Choice)

176

"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st May 2002 and 31th August 2002"* On 6 June 2002 the European Court of First Instance (CFI) annulled the Commission’s decision to prohibit a merger between Airtours and First Choice, two UK based holiday tour operators. Though the Commission had (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The European Commission refers the examination of a proposed concentration in the regional markets for the incineration of municipal and commercial wastes in Germany to the Bundeskartellamt (Nehlsen/Rethmann/SWB/Bremerhavener Entsorgungsgesellschaft)

94

"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st May 2002 and 31th August 2002"* The European Commission referred the proposed acquisition of joint control of the Bremerhavener Entsorgungsgesellschaft mbH (BEG) by Karl Nehlsen GmbH & Co KG (Nehlsen), Rethmann Entsorgungswirtschaft GmbH & (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The European Commission gives conditional approval to the proposed acquisition of German cigarette manufacturer by UK cigarette manufacturer (Imperial Tobacco Group/ Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken)

114

"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st May 2002 and 31th August 2002"* The European Commission gave conditional approval to the proposed acquisition of German cigarette manufacturer Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken GmbH by Imperial Tobacco Group Plc of the United Kingdom. The acquisition, (...)

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)

204

"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)

94

"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)

107

"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)

147

"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)

68

"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)

147

"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)

163

"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)

133

"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 European 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)

66

"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 European 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)

165

"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)

85

"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)

67

"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, 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)

155

"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)

148

"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)

96

"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)

195

"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)

104

"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 (...)

Hanns Peter Nehl, Kay Parplies The European Commission starts an in-depth investigation into a planned online travel agency leading the parties to change the structure of their venture and to withdraw the merger (T-Online, TUI and C&N)

233

"Internet Joint Ventures and the Quest for Exclusive Content: The T-Online Cases"* Introduction EC and national competition law issues arising from the marketing of ‘premium’ content, such as travel services and sports news, via the Internet were at the centre of several recent competition (...)

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)

97

"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 (...)

Hanns Peter Nehl, Kay Parplies The European Commission investigates the amended agreements underlying the creation of an online travel agency on the basis of Articles 81 and 82 in order to uncover any possible restrictions of competition, in particular in the (online) travel agency services market and the ISP/portal markets (T-Online international, TUI, Thomas Cook)

280

"Internet Joint Ventures and the Quest for Exclusive Content: The T-Online Cases"* Introduction EC and national competition law issues arising from the marketing of ‘premium’ content, such as travel services and sports news, via the Internet were at the centre of several recent competition (...)

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

209

"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)

716

"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)

287

"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)

310

"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)

300

"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)

120

"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 European Commission blocks the proposed takeover of Finnish tissue paper manufacturer by its Swedish competitor (Mölnlycke/Metsä Tissue)

154

"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)

155

"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)

163

"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 European Commission refers to the Italian competition authorities the examination of the impact of a proposed acquisition on the Italian electricity sector (Infostrada/Enel/France Telecom)

490

"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 (...)

6512 Review

David Sevy, Frédéric Jenny, Jérôme Philippe, John Kallaugher, Kay Parplies, Laurence Idot, Luc Gyselen Anticompetitive foreclosure and the coherence of competition policy towards vertical restraints

6512

Recent case law of the European Courts, the recent guidelines of the European Commission on non-horizontal mergers, the decisional practice of the European Commission as well as that of various national competition authorities and courts seem to focus on the possible anticompetitive foreclosure (...)

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