The Belgian Competition Authority accepts partially a request to lift the remedies imposed to clear a merger in the cinema theatres market (Kinepolis)

The Belgian Competition Authority has partially accepted the request of Kinepolis to lift the conditions imposed in 1997 and modified in 2010, as from 25 March 2019* On 31 March 2017 Kinepolis has filed a request to lift the conditions imposed by the Competition Council in 1997 in respect of the concentration between the Bert and Claeys groups, creating the Kinepolis Group. Kinepolis filed already in 2006 a request to lift the conditions which resulted in minor changes by the judgement of the Court of Appeal of Brussels of 11 March 2010. Given the then market structure, the Competition College of the Belgian Competition Authority (BCA) had decided on 31 May 2017 to lift the need for a preliminary authorisation by the

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Belgian Competition Authority, The Belgian Competition Authority accepts partially a request to lift the remedies imposed to clear a merger in the cinema theatres market (Kinepolis), 25 March 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2019, Art. N° 89865

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