The French Competition Authority decides to block a merger transaction against the joint takeover of a local hypermarket by undertakings of a competing retail group (Géant Casino / ACDLec)

Nearly a month after issuing its new merger control guidelines, the French Competition Authority (FCA) broke new ground in merger control by issuing a blocking decision on 28 August 2020, against the joint takeover of a local hypermarket by undertakings of a competing retail group. The FCA considered that such

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Eliott Costet, Florence Leroux, The French Competition Authority decides to block a merger transaction against the joint takeover of a local hypermarket by undertakings of a competing retail group (Géant Casino / ACDLec), 28 August 2020, e-Competitions August 2020, Art. N° 96764

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