The European Court of Justice dismisses the Commission’s appeal in a case concerning a merger in the packaging industry addressing the issues of conglomerate and vertical mergers (Tetra Laval/Sidel)

"Conglomerate and vertical mergers in the light of the Tetra Judgement"* Speech given at the International Forum on EC Competition Law organised by the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht, Brussels 08/04/2005. The author would like to thank Michael König and Guillaume Loriot for their valuable contributions. Conglomerate and vertical mergers call for particular attention today because of the recent developments with the judgement given by the Court of Justice in the Tetra Lavalcase. This judgement was rendered following an appeal by the Commission against the decision of the Court of First Instance three years ago. It was considered at the time that there were some important questions of law that had to be clarified by the Highest Court. Most importantly, clarifications were sought as

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Götz DRAUZ, The European Court of Justice dismisses the Commission’s appeal in a case concerning a merger in the packaging industry addressing the issues of conglomerate and vertical mergers (Tetra Laval/Sidel), 15 February 2005, e-Competitions Bulletin Burden of proof, Art. N° 37305

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