On 08 April 2019, the European Commission published its study into the syndicated lending market. The study was commissioned in April 2017, looking at syndicated lending in six Member States – the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Poland and Spain. The aim of the study was to identify and assess any competition issues which arise when lenders come together to form a lending syndicate (please refer to our previous analysis of the issues when the study was launched, (European Commission indicates syndicated lending is ripe for competition review). The study found that there may be potential issues arising from loan syndication – particularly in Poland – which suggests that the Commission’s work in this area is not yet at an end. However, the study does not find that there are immediate
The EU Commission publishes its final study on antitrust aspects in the loan syndication markets
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