John Kemp

DG COMP (Brussels)

John Kemp works as Case Handler at European Commission, DG COMP (Directorate General for Competition).

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European Commission - DG TRADE (Brussels)

Articles

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John Kemp The European Commission addresses the issue of spill over effects of a merger in a case concerning the creation of a joint venture in the broadcasting sector (Canal+/CDPQ/BankAmerica)

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"Mergers : Recent Developments and Important Decisions"* In Canal+/CDPQ/BankAmerica, the spill-over effects were found on a market upstream from the joint venture. The joint venture itself concerned pay-TV in France; but competition problems were found to result in the market for the (...)

John Kemp The EU Commission clears, subject to remedies, a merger between Swedish and Finnish companies creating the largest integrated paper and board group in the world (Enso / Stora)

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"Mergers : Recent Developments and Important Decisions"* In Enso/Stora, the Commission’s initial analysis suggested that oligopoly issues were likely to arise. The merging parties – Enso of Finland and Stora of Sweden, would together make the largest integrated paper and board group in the (...)

Geraldine Emberger, John Kemp The EU Commission clears a merger between two leading audit and accounting companies addressing the issue of possible collective dominance (Price Waterhouse / Coopers & Lybrand)

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"Mergers : Recent Developments and Important Decisions"* In Price Waterhouse/Coopers & Lybrand, cleared on 20 May, the Commission examined the possibility that the proposed merger would create collective – oligopolistic or duopolistic - dominance, as well as the more usual concern over (...)

Geraldine Emberger, John Kemp The European Commission approves the creation of a joint venture between producers of both steel and plastic strapping (Thyssen Krupp Stahl/ITW Signode/Titan)

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"Mergers Recent important decisions" On 5 May 1998 the Commission approved an operation creating a joint venture between Thyssen Krupp Stahl and ITW Signode The joint venture will produce both steel and plastic strapping in Germany for sale in Western Europe and the rest of the world. The (...)

Geraldine Emberger, John Kemp The European Commission decides to partially refers to the Italian Competition Authority an acquisition in the retail industry (Promodes/S21/Grupo GS)

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"Mergers Recent important decisions" On 10 March 1998 the Commission decided to refer partially to the competent Italian authorities («Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato« ) the examination of the acquisition by the French retailing group Promodès of joint control with Schemaventuno(a (...)

Geraldine Emberger, John Kemp The European Commission approves a merger between two Swiss based companies active in private and corporate banking and in the financial services business (Schweizerische Bankgesellschaft/Schweizerische Bankverein)

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"Mergers Recent important decisions" On 4 February, 1998 the undertakings Schweizerische Bankgesellschaft (SBG) and Schweizerischer Bankverein (SBV), two Swiss based companies active in private and corporate banking and in the financial services business world wide, notified their proposal to (...)

John Kemp The Council of the EU amends the merger regulation concerning the suspension period within which a notified transaction cannot be implemented without special dispensation from the Commission

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"Mergers : Recent Developments and Important Decisions"* An important change to the Merger Regulation concerned the suspension period within which a notified transaction cannot be implemented without special dispensation from the Commission (Article 7). Initial experience confirms the (...)