The Macedonian Competition Authority clears a merger in the mobile telecommunications sector subject to divestitures by following EC standards (Deutsche Telekom / OTE)

Summary The Macedonian Competition Authority conditionally cleared the Deutsche Telekom's acquisition of the controlling interest in OTE accepting structural divestitures (sale of Cosmofon's operations) and behavioral commitments (continuation of the marketing of Cosmofon's products and services by Germanos Telekom) in order to avoid anticompetitive effects stemming from merged entity's dominance on the mobile telecommunications market. Facts Deutsche Telekom AG (Deutsche Telekom), a German telecom company set out to acquire a controlling interest in the Greek telecom company OTE S.A. (OTE). The relevance of the concentration to the Macedonian domestic market consisted in the fact that both Deutsche Telekom and OTE directly or indirectly hold controlling interests in a number of

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  • University of Macau - Faculty of Law (Macau)

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Alexandr Svetlicinii, The Macedonian Competition Authority clears a merger in the mobile telecommunications sector subject to divestitures by following EC standards (Deutsche Telekom / OTE), 16 October 2008, e-Competitions October 2008, Art. N° 25770

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