The French Minister of Economics prohibits a merger in the market for soft drinks despite proposed remedies of a long duration (Coca-Cola / Orangina)

The operation By the present transaction, TCCC, a major brand owner and global supplier of soft drink including Coca-Cola notified the acquisition of the Orangina trademak. Following the negative opinion given by the French competition council, the merger was prohibited by the Minister. The markets The Minister defined two separate markets for the cola sodas and for the other fizzy drinks. Remedy: Grant of a long-term exclusive licence The

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  • French Competition Authority (Paris)

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Stanislas Martin, The French Minister of Economics prohibits a merger in the market for soft drinks despite proposed remedies of a long duration (Coca-Cola / Orangina), 24 November 1999, e-Competitions November 1999, Art. N° 21078

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