The EU Commission clears in phase I a merger in video communications industries accepting complex remedies proposed by merging parties (Cisco / Tandberg)

T-Mobile/Orange and Cisco/Tandberg: Commission accepts complex Phase I remedies* When the Commission’s Remedies Notice was published in 2008, many commentators thought the Notice’s requirements for parties to a concentration to offer an acceptable remedy were too demanding. The concern was that especially under the short and strict timeframe in Phase I, it would be close to impossible to convince the Commission to accept anything else than a straightforward divestiture commitment. In addition, the Notice confirmed the Commission’s general reluctance to accept behavioural remedies. Two recent cases show that the Commission is able to process and accept more complex remedies, even in Phase I and even if they contain certain behavioural elements. On 1 March 2010, the Commission approved

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Frederic Depoortere, The EU Commission clears in phase I a merger in video communications industries accepting complex remedies proposed by merging parties (Cisco / Tandberg), 29 March 2010, e-Competitions March 2010, Art. N° 35749

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