November 1995

Anticompetitive practices


The European Commission approves, subject to conditions, a concentration creating the world’s largest packaging company (Crown Cork and Seal/Carnaud MetalBox)
J G Associates (Brussels)
DG REGIO (Brussels)
"Mergers Summary of the most important recent developments"* The Commission authorised the proposed acquisition of Carnaud Metalbox S.A. by Crown Cork & Seal, Inc., subject to the fulfilment of divestiture commitments made by Crown in order to meet the competition concerns identified by (...)

The US Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirms a district court decision in concluding that the FTC’s proposed market definition for a hospital merger was an unreasonable approach (Freeman / Oak Hill)
Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions
The FTC brought suit seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent the merger of two hospitals in Joplin, Missouri, contending the transaction would have anticompetitive effects in violation of Section 7 of the Clayton Act. The City of Joplin, Missouri, a community of approximately 40,000 (...)


The European Commission adopts a notice on cooperation between the Commission and national courts in the field of State aid
DG COMP (Brussels)
DG COMP (Brussels)
"Notice on cooperation between the Commission and national courts"* It follows from Article 93(3) of the EC Treaty that Member States are under an obligation to notify all aid measures within the meaning of Article 92(1) to the Commission and may not put the aid measure into effect before the (...)


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