By the judgment recently rendered in the KPN/Commission case , the General Court of the EU (GC) has quashed the decision previously made by the European Commission by which it gave a conditional go-ahead to the Ziggo acquisition by Liberty Global.  The appeal was filed by a competitor of the merging parties KPN BV (KPN). Before the GC, KPN successfully pleaded that the Commission had not properly assessed some of anti-competitive vertical effects that were expected to arise from the planned concentration. The facts of the case In March 2014 Liberty Global (LG) notified to the Commission its proposed acquisition of Ziggo in the Dutch markets for television and telecommunication services. The Commission considered that the notified merger might give rise to horizontal and
The EU General Court sets aside the Commission’s approval decision of a merger in the market for television and telecommunication services (Liberty Global / Ziggo)
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