Roosmarijn Schade

DG GROW (Brussels)
Legal Officer

Ms. Schade is legal officer by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Growth.

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DG Economic and Financial Affairs (ECFIN) (Brussels)
DG COMP (Brussels)

Articles

4189 Bulletin

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The EU Commission conditionally clears the merger of the medical ventilators, anaesthesia delivery systems and patient monitoring businesses of two German companies (Siemens / Drägerwerk)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2003 and 30th April 2003"* On 30 April 2003, the Commission approved, subject to conditions, the merger of the medical ventilators, anaesthesia delivery systems and patient monitoring businesses of Siemens AG and Drägerwerk AG, two German (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The EU Commission authorizes the acquisition of joint control of a newly created joint venture operating a system for the collection of road tolls from heavy trucks in Germany (DaimlerChrysler / Deutsche Telekom / Toll Collect)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2003 and 30th April 2003"* On 30 April 2003 the European Commission authorised the acquisition of joint control by DaimlerChrysler AG and Deutsche Telekom AG of the newly created joint venture Toll Collect GmbH. Toll Collect will establish (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The EU Commission conditionally clears a merger in the pharmaceutical sector creating the largest pharmaceutical company in the world in terms of sales and R&D spending (Pfizer / Pharmacia)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2003 and 30th April 2003"* The European Commission authorised, subject to conditions, the acquisition of Pharmacia Corporation (Pharmacia) by Pfizer Inc. (Pfizer) in a deal creating the largest pharmaceutical company in the world in terms (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The European Commission clears, subject to remedies and obligations, the acquisition by a Swiss-based packaging group of the French packaging company after the European Court of First Instance annulled its first decision to prohibit the merger (Tetra Laval/Sidel II)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2003 and 30th April 2003"* On 13 January 2003, the Commission decided not to oppose the acquisition by Tetra Laval B.V., which belongs to the Swiss-based Tetra Laval Group, the owner of the Tetra Pak packaging businesses, of the French (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The EU Commission grants the request of the Belgian Economic Minister to refer a transaction involving an agreement between the parties concerning the supply of electricity to eligible customers (Intercommunale d’Electricité du Hainaut (IEH) / Electrabel)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st September 2002 and 31st December 2002"* On 23 December 2002 the Commission decided to accede to the request of the Belgian Economic Minister to refer, pursuant to Art. 9 of the ECMR, a transaction involving an agreement between l’Intercommunale (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The EU Commission authorizes, subject to conditions, the joint acquisition of a regional gas wholesaler by a German electricity company and an Italian gas and petroleum company (ENI / EnBW / GVS)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st September 2002 and 31st December 2002"* On 17 December 2002 the European Commission authorised, subject to conditions, the joint acquisition of German regional gas wholesaler Gas Versorgung Süddeutschland (GVS) by German electricity firm Energie (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The European Commission decides to refer certain aspects of an acquisition in the home improvement sector to the competition authorities in France, Spain and Portugal (Leroy Merlin/Brico DIY stores)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st September 2002 and 31st December 2002"* On 13 December 2002 the Commission decided to refer certain aspects of Leroy Merlin‘s acquisition of Brico DIY stores to the competition authorities in France, Spain and Portugal. The Commission found that (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The European Court of First Instance annuls the Commission decision in a merger case which attempted to retroactively modify the original assessment on the ancillary restrictions (Lagardere/Canal Plus v. Commission)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st September 2002 and 31st December 2002"* The main interest of this judgment lies in its impact on the interpretation of the Merger Regulation with regard to ancillary restraints. The Court held that contractual clauses which constitute restrictions (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The European Commission grants conditional approval to the acquisition of a German specialty chemicals company by the German mining and technology group (RAG/Degussa)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st September 2002 and 31st December 2002"* In November the Commission granted conditional approval to the acquisition of the German specialty chemicals company Degussa AG by the German mining and technology group RAG. The transaction had initially (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The EU Court of First Instance annuls the Commission’s decision declaring as incompatible with the common market a merger between Swiss-based packaging company mainly active in carton packaging, with a French packaging company mainly active in plastic PET packaging equipment (Tetra Laval / Sidel)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st September 2002 and 31st December 2002"* On 25 October 2002, the Court of First Instance (CFI) delivered its ruling in case T-5/02, Tetra Laval v Commission, and annulled the Commission’s Decision of 30 October 2001 declaring as incompatible with (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The European Commission refers the examination of a proposed acquisition in the construction sector to the Dutch Competition Authority (Koninklijke BAM/Hollandsche Beton Groep)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st September 2002 and 31st December 2002"* The Commission referred the proposed acquisition of the Dutch construction company Hollandsche Beton Groep N.V. (HBG) by rival Koninklijke BAM NBM N.V. (BAM) to the Dutch Competition Authority, giving the (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The European Commission grants the referral requested by the Spanish Competition authorities with regard to the integration of the two satellite digital television platforms operating in Spain (Sogecable/Canalsatélite Digital/Vìa Digital)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st May 2002 and 31th August 2002"* The Commission decided to grant the referral requested by the Spanish Competition Authorities with regard to the integration of the two satellite digital television platforms operating in Spain. The operation, which (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The European Commission grants clearance to the proposed acquisition of British cruise operator by US-based cruise operator (Carnival/ P&O Princess)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st May 2002 and 31th August 2002"* The European Commission granted clearance under the European Union’s Merger Regulation to the proposed acquisition of British cruise operator P&O Princess Plc by US-based cruise operator Carnival Corp. The (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The European Commission gives the go ahead to the proposed acquisition of Finnish-based telecommunications group by Sweden telecoms firm (Telia/Sonera)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st May 2002 and 31th August 2002"* The European Commission gave the go ahead to the proposed acquisition of Finnish-based telecommunications group Sonera Corp. by Sweden’s Telia AB, another telecoms firm. The Commission feared that the deal—the first (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The EU Commission authorizes, subject to commitments, the acquisition of a German oil and petrochemicals producer, holding that the change from joint to sole control does not give rise to competition concerns (BP / Veba Oel)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st May 2002 and 31th August 2002"* The European Commission authorised BP Plc’s proposed acquisition of the whole of German oil and petrochemicals producer Veba Oel, currently a joint venture between BP and E.ON. The Commission concluded that the (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The EU Commission grants retroactive clearance to the acquisition of a Dutch sand-lime joint venture CVK by a German and Dutch companies after they undertook to terminate their joint venture agreement (Haniel / Cementbouw / JV)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st May 2002 and 31th August 2002"* The European Commission granted retroactive clearance to the 1999 acquisition of the Dutch sand-lime joint venture CVK by the Haniel group of Germany and Dutch firm Cementbouw after the companies undertook to (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The European Commission approves, subject to conditions, the proposed take-over bid by Italian food company for German bakeries group (Barilla/BPL/Kamps)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st May 2002 and 31th August 2002"* The European Commission approved, subject to conditions, the proposed take-over bid by Barilla Group of Italy for German bakeries group Kamps AG. The Commission feared that the deal might reinforce Barilla‘s leading (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The EU Court of First Instance annuls the Commission’s decision to prohibit a merger between two UK based holiday tour operators (Airtours / First Choice)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st May 2002 and 31th August 2002"* On 6 June 2002 the European Court of First Instance (CFI) annulled the Commission’s decision to prohibit a merger between Airtours and First Choice, two UK based holiday tour operators. Though the Commission had (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The EU Commission refers the examination of a proposed merger in the regional markets for the incineration of municipal and commercial wastes in Germany to the Bundeskartellamt (Nehlsen / Rethmann / SWB / Bremerhavener Entsorgungsgesellschaft)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st May 2002 and 31th August 2002"* The European Commission referred the proposed acquisition of joint control of the Bremerhavener Entsorgungsgesellschaft mbH (BEG) by Karl Nehlsen GmbH & Co KG (Nehlsen), Rethmann Entsorgungswirtschaft GmbH & (...)

Kay Parplies, Mary Loughran, Roosmarijn Schade The European Commission gives conditional approval to the proposed acquisition of German cigarette manufacturer by UK cigarette manufacturer (Imperial Tobacco Group/ Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken)

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"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st May 2002 and 31th August 2002"* The European Commission gave conditional approval to the proposed acquisition of German cigarette manufacturer Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken GmbH by Imperial Tobacco Group Plc of the United Kingdom. The acquisition, (...)

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