May 1994

Mergers

The Pennsylvania Attorney General negotiates creative consent decrees which allowed hospital mergers to be consummated subject to conditions (Providence Health System / North Central Pennsylvania Health System)
Senator Mitch McConnell (Washington)
In two hospital merger cases, the Pennsylvania Attorney General negotiated fairly novel and creative consent decrees, which permitted the mergers to be consummated in exchange for the merging parties agreeing to a number of conditions. These conditions included numerous provisions to protect (...)

The EU Commission authorizes a jointly operated linear polyethene plant in the petrochemical sector (Exxon / Shell)
European Commission - DG COMP (Brussels)
The Commission autorizes a jointly operated linear polyethylene plant between Exxon and Shell in the petrochemical sector* The Commission has authorized under the provisions of Article 85(3) of the EC Treaty a production joint venture and related agreements beetween Exxon Chemical Polymerss (...)

Procedures

The EU Court of Justice declares that the Commission is not entitled to request information for a purpose different than the enforcement of the competition law rules (SEP)
European Court of Justice (Luxembourg)
Case C-36/92 P Samenwerkende Elektriciteits-produktiebedrijven NV (SEP) v Commission of the European Communities* 1. Although, in the context of the procedure for the application of the rules on competition, the Commission is obliged under Article 10 of Regulation No 17 to transmit to the (...)

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