The EU General Court dismisses an appeal against a Commission decision for implementing acquisition of sole control without first obtaining approval under the EU Merger Regulation (Marine Harvest / Morpol)

On 26 October 2017, the General Court dismissed an appeal by Marine Harvest against a € 20 million fine imposed on it by the Commission for implementing its acquisition of sole control over Morpol without rst obtaining approval under the EU Merger Regulation (see VBB on Competition Law, Volume 2014, No. 7). By way of background, Marine Harvest acquired 48.5% of Morpol in December 2012. Later, Marine Harvest acquired the remaining shares of Morpol through a public bid. This second acquisition of shares was notified to the Commission, which conditionally cleared it in

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Porter Elliott, The EU General Court dismisses an appeal against a Commission decision for implementing acquisition of sole control without first obtaining approval under the EU Merger Regulation (Marine Harvest / Morpol), 26 October 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin October 2017, Art. N° 85297

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