The Italian Competition Authority fines the global leader of packaging for liquids and semi-liquids for having failed to comply with a decision prohibiting the acquisition of a company (Tetra Pack - Emilcarta/Agrifood Machinery)

Background With decision n. 13459 of 29 July 2004, the Italian Competition Authority (Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato, hereinafter “Authority”) has imposed a fine of € 95 million on Tetra Pak International S.A. (“Tetra Pak”), the global leader in the manufacture of packaging for liquids and semi-liquids, for having failed to comply with the Authority's decision n° 1343 of 6 August 1993 prohibiting the acquisition of Italpack s.r.l. (“Italpack”), an undertaking operating in the packaging sector. Decision In the Decision, the Authority claimed that Tetra Pak had de facto acquired the control of Italpack while as early as

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  • Ashurst (Brussels)
  • Legance - Studio Legale Associato (Rome)
  • Legance - Studio Legale Associato (Rome)

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Denis Fosselard, Vito Auricchio, Valerio Mosca, The Italian Competition Authority fines the global leader of packaging for liquids and semi-liquids for having failed to comply with a decision prohibiting the acquisition of a company (Tetra Pack - Emilcarta/Agrifood Machinery), 29 July 2004, e-Competitions July 2004, Art. N° 21361

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