The German Competition Authority prohibits hospital merger, rejecting failing firm defence (Klinikum Worms / Hochstift hospitals)

On 5 October 2012, details were published concerning a 5 September 2012 decision by the German Federal Cartel Office (“FCO”) prohibiting a proposed merger between two hospitals in Worms, a city on the west bank of the Rhine River in southwest Germany. According to the FCO, the proposed acquisition by the Klinikum Worms of the Agaplesion Hochstift Hospital (“Hochstift”) would have resulted in a dominant position for the

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Porter Elliott, The German Competition Authority prohibits hospital merger, rejecting failing firm defence (Klinikum Worms / Hochstift hospitals), 5 October 2012, e-Competitions October 2012, Art. N° 58273

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