The EU Commission adopts a decision regarding the separation of two companies in the packaging sector following the prohibition of the merger (Tetra Laval / Sidel)

"Merger Control: Main developments between 1st January 2002 and 30th April 2002"* On 30 January 2002 the Commission adopted a decision setting measures for the separation of the Swiss-based Tetra Laval from the French company Sidel through the divestiture of Tetra‘s shareholding in Sidel. This followed the prohibition of Tetra‘s acquisition of Sidel, described in the previous edition of the Competition Policy Newsletter (01/2002, page 75). The Commission took account of the principle of

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