The Slovak Competition Authority, after having obtained an Art. 9 ECMR referral, prohibits a merger cleared by the EC Commission for its Czech side in spite of proposed remedies (Tesco / Carrefour)

In September 2005 Tesco and Carrefour announced an asset swap deal involving stores and operations in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Taiwan. In Slovakia the transaction involved four stores of Carrefour to be acquired by Tesco. Soon after the notification of the whole European part of the transaction to the Commission [1], the Slovak Antimonopoly Office (the “AMO”) exercised its right under Article 9 (2) (b) of the Council Regulation (EC) n° 139/2004, of 20 January 2004,

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Peter Oravec, The Slovak Competition Authority, after having obtained an Art. 9 ECMR referral, prohibits a merger cleared by the EC Commission for its Czech side in spite of proposed remedies (Tesco / Carrefour), 29 December 2006, e-Competitions December 2006, Art. N° 13156

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