In merger control, gun-jumping refers to two distinct types of prohibited practices: failure to notify authorities of a transaction triggering merger thresholds, and implementing a notified transaction before receiving merger clearance from the relevant merger authority. Both behaviours can result in hefty fines. Gun-jumping for failure to notify a transaction EC In July 2014, the European Commission found that Norway- based Marine Harvest, the largest salmon farmer and processor in the European economic area, had implemented an acquisition of a 48.5 percent shareholding in local rival, Morpol, in December 2012 without prior notification. According to the Commission, this acquisition gave Marine Harvest de facto sole control of Morpol since it enjoyed a stable majority at the
The EU Commission finds that the largest salmon farmer and processor in the European Economic Area had implemented an acquisition without prior notification (Norway Marine / Morpol)
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