The Italian Competition Authority unconditionally clears a merger in the motor vehicles distribution market (Eurocar / Dorigoni)

By a First Phase decision rendered in Eurocar/Dorigoni [1], the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) gave an unconditional go-ahead to a merger between two dealers admitted to the Italian distribution network for motor vehicles manufactured by the Volkswagen Group (VW). The ICA considered the horizontal and vertical effects of the merger and was satisfied that the transaction was unlikely to bring about a loss of competition in the relevant markets. The merging parties and the merger operation Eurocar Italia Srl (Eurocar), which belonged to VW, was a retail distributor of new and used cars and light commercial vehicles produced by VW; was active in the sale of original equipment (OE) spare parts; and provided related repair and maintenance services. Originally, Eurocar mainly

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  • Desogus Law Office (Cagliari)

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Michele Giannino, The Italian Competition Authority unconditionally clears a merger in the motor vehicles distribution market (Eurocar / Dorigoni), 12 December 2018, e-Competitions December 2018, Art. N° 91442

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