The EU Commission finds that Hungary has violated EU merger rules by vetoing an insurance company for the acquisition of a subsidiary (AEGON / Vienna Insurance)

On 21 February 2022, the European Commission (“Commission”) adopted a decision finding that Hungary had violated Article 21 of the EU Merger Regulation (“EUMR”) by vetoing the Vienna Insurance Group AG Wiener Versicherung Gruppe’s (“VIG”) acquisition of AGEON’s Hungarian subsidiary. In July 2021, VIG, an Austrian insurer, filed a merger notification with the Commission to acquire

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Catherine Gordley, The EU Commission finds that Hungary has violated EU merger rules by vetoing an insurance company for the acquisition of a subsidiary (AEGON / Vienna Insurance), 21 February 2022, e-Competitions February 2022, Art. N° 105655

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