The EU Commission publishes a tender offer seeking an assessment of the EU market for loan syndication and possible implications under EU competition rules

In April 2017, the European Commission ("Commission") published a tender offer seeking an assessment of the EU market for loan syndication and possible implications under EU competition rules. The successful candidate will draft a report providing an overview of the market and the relevant elements that the Commission may use for assessing the competitive environment ("Study"). While this is not a formal investigation, the Study could lead to enforcement actions. A syndicated loan is the joint lending of large loans by several banks and institutional investors. These loans are provided to public or private borrowers for projects with large financing needs (e.g., mergers or acquisitions). Loan syndication reduces risks borne by a single bank and plays a crucial role in providing

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Philipp Werner, Matt Evans, Eric Barbier de la Serre, Claire Lavin, The EU Commission publishes a tender offer seeking an assessment of the EU market for loan syndication and possible implications under EU competition rules, 11 April 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2017, Art. N° 84424

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