The EU Court of Justice clarifies the application of the EU merger control rules to joint ventures (Austria Asphalt)

European Court of Justice clarifies application of European Union merger control rules to joint ventures* On 7 September 2017, the European Court of Justice issued a decision (Decision) on the interpretation of the European Union Merger Regulation (EUMR). The Decision clarifies the conditions under which the EUMR applies to the setting-up of joint venture companies. WHAT HAPPENED: 3(4) of the EUMR stipulates that the “creation” of joint ventures requires a notification only if the joint venture “performs the functions of an autonomous economic

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Daniel von Brevern, The EU Court of Justice clarifies the application of the EU merger control rules to joint ventures (Austria Asphalt), 7 September 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2017, Art. N° 84768

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