The EU Commission prohibits a merger between two South Korean shipbuilders as it would have created a dominant position for the newly merged company and reduced competition in the worldwide market for the construction of large liquefied gas carriers (DSME / HHIH)

Mergers: Commission prohibits proposed acquisition of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering by Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings* The European Commission has prohibited, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering CO., Ltd (DSME) by Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings (HHIH). The merger between the two South Korean shipbuilders would have created a dominant position by the new merged company and reduced competition in the worldwide market for the construction of large liquefied gas (‘LNG') carriers (‘LLNGCs'). The parties did not formally offer remedies to address the Commission's concerns. Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Large LNG vessels are an essential element in the supply

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European Commission, The EU Commission prohibits a merger between two South Korean shipbuilders as it would have created a dominant position for the newly merged company and reduced competition in the worldwide market for the construction of large liquefied gas carriers (DSME / HHIH), 13 January 2022, e-Competitions January 2022, Art. N° 104675

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