The German Competition Authority clears a merger in the energy sector subject to remedies, including access to infrastructure, publication of prices and extraordinary contract cancellation rights (Trienekens / Stadtwerke Viersen)

The operation On 27 December 2000 the parties notified the Bundeskartellamt of the proposed acquisition by Trienekens Niederrhein GmbH & Co. KG (“Trienekens”) of 49% of the equity capital of Stadtwerke Viersen GmbH (“Stadtwerke”) from the Stadt Viersen, its sole shareholder. Trienekens is active in the waste disposal and recycling business. 49% of its shares are owned by Trienekens AG which is partly owned by RWE Umwelt AG (50%), a wholly owned subsidiary of RWE AG, a major supplier of electricity, gas, community heating and water. Stadtwerke provides the town of Viersen with energy, water, local public transport and other amenities. Stadtwerke itself is supplied with gas by Thyssengas GmbH and Wingas GmbH. On 18 May 2001 and after main examination

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Jonas S. Brueckner, The German Competition Authority clears a merger in the energy sector subject to remedies, including access to infrastructure, publication of prices and extraordinary contract cancellation rights (Trienekens / Stadtwerke Viersen), 18 May 2001, e-Competitions Bulletin Energy & Mergers, Art. N° 20786

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