The French Competition Authority opens an in-depth investigation into a proposed joint venture to provide airport catering services by a State-owned provider of airport services and infrastructure and a private sector provider of catering services (Aéroport de Paris / Select Service Partner)

Airport catering: the Autorité de la concurrence opens an in-depth examination in the context of the proposed creation of a joint venture by the Aéroport de Paris and Select Service Partner groups*Background On 28 October 2022, the Aéroport de Paris and Select Service Partner groups notified the Autorité de la concurrence of their plan to create a full-function joint venture called Extime Food & Beverage Paris, whose purpose is to eventually operate almost all of the catering outlets located in Paris-Roissy Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports. At the end of the first phase of the review (known as "phase 1"), the Autorité considered that the transaction raised serious doubts regarding harm to competition that justified an in-depth review of the transaction (known as "phase 2").

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French Competition Authority, The French Competition Authority opens an in-depth investigation into a proposed joint venture to provide airport catering services by a State-owned provider of airport services and infrastructure and a private sector provider of catering services (Aéroport de Paris / Select Service Partner), 9 January 2023, e-Competitions January 2023, Art. N° 110518

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