The EU Commission clears a merger subject to remedies in the markets for passenger air travel (Lufthansa / Air Berlin)

Mergers: Commission approves acquisition by Lufthansa of Air Berlin subsidiary LGW, subject to conditions* The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation Lufthansa's proposed acquisition of certain Air Berlin assets, through the entity Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter GmbH ('LGW'). The decision is conditional on Lufthansa's compliance with commitments to avoid competition distortions. The Commission decision only concerns Lufthansa's proposed acquisition of LGW. This is because Lufthansa decided to drop the rest of the initially proposed transaction, i.e. its acquisition of NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH ('NIKI'), during the course of the Commission's merger review process. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Our job is to make sure that

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European Commission, The EU Commission clears a merger subject to remedies in the markets for passenger air travel (Lufthansa / Air Berlin), 21 December 2017, e-Competitions December 2017, Art. N° 85571

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