The French Ministry of Economy clears “Phase III” review and imposes commitment to maintain employment (Cofigeo / Agripole)

On 19 July 2018, the French Ministry of Economy (“Ministry”) announced a revised clearance of Cofigeo’s acquisition of the ready meals business of Agripole. This is the first time in the history of French merger control that the Ministry has reviewed a transaction on public interest grounds under the so-called “phase III” review (see VBB on Competition Law,

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Porter Elliott, The French Ministry of Economy clears “Phase III” review and imposes commitment to maintain employment (Cofigeo / Agripole), 19 July 2018, e-Competitions SGEI and competition law, Art. N° 87552

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