September 1995

Anticompetitive practices

Unilateral Practices

The EU Commission holds that Japanese printers manufacturer did not infringe competition law on the secondary market for printers consumables (Kyocera)
DG COMP (Brussels)
"Secondary Markets : Pelikan/Kyocera"* This case arose from a complaint by Pelikan, a German manufacturer of, inter alia, toner cartridges for printers and photocopiers against Kyocera, a Japanese manufacturer of computer printers. Pelikan manufactures and sells toner cartridges for use with (...)

The EU Court of First Instance annuls the Commission decision concerning infringements to EC competition law in the betting services of horse-races in France (Ladbroke Racing)
Hellenic Competition Authority (Athens)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
"Judgment Of The Court Of First Instance Of 18 September 1995 In Case T-548/93, Ladbroke Racing Ltd V Commission"* On September 18, 1995, the Court of First Instance annulled a Commission decision rejecting the applicant’s complaint under Art. 3 of Council Regulation 17/62 of 6 February 1962 (...)

Mergers

The EU Commission prohibits a joint venture in the Dutch television market (RTL / Veronica / Endemol)
JG Associates (Brussels)
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DG REGIO (Brussels)
"Mergers Summary of the most important recent developments"* The Commission decided that the Dutch tv joint venture Holland Media Groep SA (HMG) cannot be approved under the EC Merger Regulation. As a result the creation of HMG has been declared incompatible with the common market. HMG is a (...)

The EU Commission approves a joint venture in the brewery industry after the parties modified their original agreement (Orkla / Volvo)
DG REGIO (Brussels)
"Mergers Summary of the most important recent developments"* The Commission approved the proposed beverage joint venture between ORKLA and VOLVO after the partners amended their original proposals. As a condition for this approval the parties agreed to sell the Hansa brewery business, as a (...)

The EU Commission grants a partial derogation from the suspension of the implementation of a proposed merger in the manufacture and sale of tissue products (Kimberly-Clarke / Scott Paper)
DG REGIO (Brussels)
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JG Associates (Brussels)
"Mergers Summary of the most important recent developments"* The Commission decided to initiate proceedings under the Merger Regulation in relation to the proposed merger between Kimberly-Clark Corporation and Scott Paper Company on 12 September 1995. Both companies are based in the United (...)

State Aid

The EU General Court annuls the Commission decision rejecting a complaint concerning an alleged State aid in favor of a subsidiary of the French postal services incumbent (Sytraval)
DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
"SYTRAVAL"* In its judgment of 28 September 1995 in case T-95/94 «SYTRAVAL« v. Commission the Court of First Instance (CFI) annulled the Commission’s decision of 31 December 1993 rejecting a complaint in respect of alleged state aid in favour of «Sécuripost«, a subsidairy of the state-owned French (...)

The EU General Court upholds the Commission’s decision to make its authorization of an aid package subject to a suspension of the payment of that aid until the incompatible aid had been recovered (TWD Textilwerke Deggendorf)
DG COMP (Brussels)
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DG COMP (Brussels)
"TWD Textilwerke Deggendorf GmbH"* In May 1986 the Commission adopted a negative decision in respect of non-notified aid granted by the German authorities to the company TWD Textilwerke Deggendorf and imposed on the German authorities to recover the aid already paid to the company. In October (...)

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