The EU General Court upholds a Commission decision to prohibit a merger of two stock exchanges of financial derivatives (NYSE Euronext / Deutsche Börse)

Background information The ruling of the EU General Court of 9 March 2015 has fully upheld the decision in which the European Commission (the “Commission”) blocked the concentration between NYSE Euronext (“NYX”) and Deutsche Börse. NYX is a U.S holding formed in 2007 through the merger of NYSE Group, Inc. and Euronext which is dual-listed in New York and Paris. Its main business areas are cash listing and trading services, derivatives trading and clearing services, and information and technology services. In Europe, NYX controls the derivatives exchange Liffe, which operates derivatives markets in Paris, Amsterdam, Lisbon and Brussels. Deutsche Börse is a German listed company vertically integrated which provides all kind of services related to the cash and derivatives

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Pablo González De Zárate Catón, The EU General Court upholds a Commission decision to prohibit a merger of two stock exchanges of financial derivatives (NYSE Euronext / Deutsche Börse), 9 March 2015, e-Competitions Bulletin Financial services, Art. N° 74237

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