The EU Court of Justice confirms that the presence of the same person in either the managerial or supervisory boards of two companies does not establish a relationship of dependency between two undertakings (Odile Jacob / VUP & Lagardère)

THE EU COURT OF JUSTICE BRINGS TO AN END ODILE JACOB'S FIGHT AGAINST LAGARDÈRE'S PURCHASE OF VIVENDI UNIVERSAL PUBLISHING* By its judgment of 28 January 2016 (C-514/14 P, Editions Odile Jacob SAS v Commission), the European Court of Justice (Court) upheld the General Court of the European Union’s (GCEU) ruling with respect to each of the grounds raised by Editions Odile Jacob (Odile Jacob) thereby dismissing Odile Jacob’s appeal. The case concerned the sale, in 2002, of Vivendi Universal’s subsidiary Vivendi Universal Publishing (VUP) to the Lagardère Group (Lagardère). The

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Jacques Buhart, The EU Court of Justice confirms that the presence of the same person in either the managerial or supervisory boards of two companies does not establish a relationship of dependency between two undertakings (Odile Jacob / VUP & Lagardère), 28 January 2016, e-Competitions January 2016, Art. N° 92821

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