The EU Commission prohibits a merger between producers of rolled copper products (Wieland / Aurubis / Schwermetall)

On 6 February 2019, the European Commission (“Commission”) prohibited Wieland’s proposed acquisition of Aurubis. Both companies are producers of rolled copper products, a key input for many industries, including for parts used in electric cars, trains and electronic devices. The Commission’s investigation identified two serious competition concerns. First, on the market for

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  • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

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Porter Elliott, The EU Commission prohibits a merger between producers of rolled copper products (Wieland / Aurubis / Schwermetall), 6 February 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2019, Art. N° 89604

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