The Bulgarian Competition Authority unconditionally clears an acquisition in the electrical devices market... followed by a conditional clearance by the EC Commission (APC/Schneider)

Commission for the Protection of Competition, 6 February 2007, Decision n° 37, Schneider / APC (Not yet published) Three weeks before the entry of Bulgaria into the European Union, Schneider Electric S. A. (Schneider) notified the Bulgarian Commission for the Protection of Competition (CPC) of its intended acquisition of American Power Conversion Corp. (APC). The project was also notified to the European Commission [1], but since this happened before the full application of the EC one-stop shop merger control regime to Bulgaria, a separate filing with the CPC was warranted. Since, as of 1st of January 2007, the CPC has no longer jurisdiction to assess mergers falling within the competence of the European Commission, it is interesting to compare the CPC decision with the outcome of

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Ivan Gurov, The Bulgarian Competition Authority unconditionally clears an acquisition in the electrical devices market... followed by a conditional clearance by the EC Commission (APC/Schneider), 6 February 2007, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2007, Art. N° 13339

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