The EU Court of Justice issues important ruling on gun jumping and on the scope of the standstill obligation contained in the EU Merger Regulation (EY / KPMG)

On 31 May 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “ECJ”) issued an important judgment on the scope of the standstill obligation contained in Article 7(1) of the EU Merger Regulation (the “EUMR”), which prohibits companies from implementing a notifiable concentration prior to clearance by the Commission. Consistent with the Opinion of AG Wahl issued on 18 January 2018 (see VBB on Competition Law, Volume 2018, No. 1), the ECJ ruled that only actions which,

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Porter Elliott, The EU Court of Justice issues important ruling on gun jumping and on the scope of the standstill obligation contained in the EU Merger Regulation (EY / KPMG), 31 May 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2018, Art. N° 87152

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