The Italian Competition Authority opens an investigation for a possible breach of obligations imposed to prevent anti-competitive effects following a merger clearance in the insurance sector (Unipol Gruppo Finanziario / Premafin Finanziaria / Holding di Partecipazioni)

On the 19th of February 2014, the Italian Competition Authority (the “Authority” or “Italian Authority”) opened an investigation against Unipol Gruppo Finanziario (“UGF”) and Premafin Finanziaria S.p.A. – Holding di Partecipazioni S.p.A. (“Premafin”) for a possible breach of obligations set forth in the decision [1] issued by the Authority on the 19th of June 2012. According to the Authority, UGF has not complied with the obligation under letter g) of the decision. Background of Decision 23678 At the outset, the principal facts of the original decision issued by the Authority on the 19th of June 2012 should be summarised in order to clarify the provisions, which have been breached. UGF is the parent company of Unipol Group, and Premafin is the parent company of Fondiaria SAI S.p.A, which

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  • University of London - School of Economics Birkbeck College
  • Clifford Chance (Paris)

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Daniele D'Alvia, Julia Collinet, The Italian Competition Authority opens an investigation for a possible breach of obligations imposed to prevent anti-competitive effects following a merger clearance in the insurance sector (Unipol Gruppo Finanziario / Premafin Finanziaria / Holding di Partecipazioni), 19 February 2014, e-Competitions February 2014, Art. N° 65239

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