The Polish Competition Authority clears a merger in the chemical sector imposing a combination of structural and behavioural remedies (Air Products and Chemicals / ACP Europe / Eurocylinder)

On February 25, 2019 the President of the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (“OCCP”) issued a conditional decision (“Decision”) clearing the concentration consisting in the acquisition by Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (“Air Products”) of ACP Europe S.A. and Eurocylinder NV (jointly referred to as “ACP”) (“Transaction”). As the Transaction raised competition concerns, the OCCP cleared it under very broad structural and behavioral remedies. Proceedings The proceedings in the case in question were launched on February 9, 2018. On March 23, 2018, the OCCP decided to launch a second phase [1] investigation in order to verify the proposed relevant market definitions as well as the market share data since there was no reliable public data source illustrating the total size of

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  • Greenberg Traurig Grzesiak (Warsaw)

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Robert Gago, The Polish Competition Authority clears a merger in the chemical sector imposing a combination of structural and behavioural remedies (Air Products and Chemicals / ACP Europe / Eurocylinder), 25 February 2019, e-Competitions Bulletin February 2019, Art. N° 92520

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