CASE COMMENTS: MERGERS – EUROPEAN UNION – COMMITMENTS – DIVESTMENT OF ASSETS – INNOVATION

Commitments: The European Commission, following an in-depth review, clears a merger between two American groups active in crop protection and seeds, subject to structural commitments aiming at maintaining price competition and innovation for pesticides (Dow / DuPont)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 27 March 2017, following an in-depth Phase II review, the European Commission cleared the merger between the US groups Dow and DuPont, subject to compliance with commitments made by the parties. Dow is the parent company of the eponymous American group. It is active in the plastics, chemicals, agronomy, hydrocarbons and energy sectors. DuPont, the parent company of the DuPont group, is active in chemicals, plastics, agrochemicals, paints and seeds. On 22 June 2016, Dow and DuPont notified the Commission of their intention to merge their activities. This concentration has been the subject of an in-depth (Phase II) examination by the Commission.

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Jean-François Bellis, Valérie Lefever, Commitments: The European Commission, following an in-depth review, clears a merger between two American groups active in crop protection and seeds, subject to structural commitments aiming at maintaining price competition and innovation for pesticides (Dow / DuPont), 27 March 2017, Concurrences N° 1-2018, Art. N° 86220, pp. 121-123

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