The French Competition Authority prohibits the acquisition of sole control of the company owning and managing a pipeline network that supplies refined oil products in the south-east of France (Pipeline Méditerranée-Rhône / Ardian)

On 12 May 2021, the French Competition Authority ("FCA") prohibited the acquisition of sole control of the company owning and managing a pipeline network which supplies refined oil products in the south-east of France. It is only the second prohibition decision since the creation of the FCA. Key takeaways In order to prevent any risk of a distortion of competition arising from the implementation of a merger, the FCA may prohibit such a transaction. When

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Marie Florent, The French Competition Authority prohibits the acquisition of sole control of the company owning and managing a pipeline network that supplies refined oil products in the south-east of France (Pipeline Méditerranée-Rhône / Ardian), 12 May 2021, e-Competitions May 2021, Art. N° 101202

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