The Dutch District Court of Rotterdam confirms that, unless there is a reason for deviation, the NCA may rely upon a previous EC merger decision for the purposes of market definition (Nederlandse Vakbond Varkenshouders)

District Court of Rotterdam (Rechtbank Rotterdam), 19 April 2007, Nederlandse Vakbond Varkenshouders & Nederlandse Bond van Handelaren in Vee / NMa, Case MEDED 06/1220 VRLK, LJN BA3538 In December 2005 Dumeco notified its intension to the Dutch Competition Authority (hereafter referred to as : NMa) to acquire Slachthuis Groenloo Beheer. Both companies are active in the slaughtering of pigs and cattle, and the processing, production and sale of meat products. By decision of 7 February 2006 the NMa cleared the proposed acquisition. According to the NMa the acquisition does not give rise to or strengthen a dominant position which significantly impedes competition in the Netherlands. Accordingly the NMa concluded that there was no need to initiate a second-phase investigation. In

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Ariela Stoffer, Mauricette Schaufeli, The Dutch District Court of Rotterdam confirms that, unless there is a reason for deviation, the NCA may rely upon a previous EC merger decision for the purposes of market definition (Nederlandse Vakbond Varkenshouders), 19 April 2007, e-Competitions April 2007, Art. N° 13595

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