The EU Commission fines a big tech company for providing incorrect or misleading information during the merger control review process (Facebook / Whatsapp)

THE LATEST: EU Commission Fines Facebook EUR 110 million for Providing Incorrect or Misleading Information* The Commission’s EUR 110 million fine on Facebook for breach of its procedural obligations under the EU merger control rules underscores the need to submit full, accurate and reliable information during the Commission’s merger control review process. An intentional or negligent failure to do so will lead to draconian fines—even where the provision of incorrect or misleading information does not have an impact on the ultimate outcome of the Commission’s decision. WHAT HAPPENED: In October

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  • McDermott Will & Emery (Brussels)
  • McDermott Will & Emery (Brussels)

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Andrea L. Hamilton, David Henry, The EU Commission fines a big tech company for providing incorrect or misleading information during the merger control review process (Facebook / Whatsapp), 18 May 2017, e-Competitions May 2017, Art. N° 92750

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