CASE COMMENTS: MERGERS – EU – EUROPEAN COMMISSION – EXCLUSIVE CONTROL – JOINT VENTURE – TAKEOVER OF BINDING COMMITMENTS

Exclusive control: The European Commission authorises a multi-national conglomerate operating in the telecommunications sector to takeover the exclusive control of a joint venture it previously had joint control on, subject to assume full responsibility for complying with the commitments submitted when the European Commission authorised the creation of the joint venture (Hutchison/Wind Tre)

Le 31 août 2018, la Commission européenne a autorisé Hutchison à acquérir le contrôle exclusif de Wind Tre, jusque-là contrôlée conjointement par Hutchison et par VEON, à condition qu’Hutchison reprenne à sa charge le respect des engagements ayant conditionné l’autorisation de créer cette entreprise commune en 2016. Hutchison est un conglomérat multinational basé à Hong Kong et actif notamment dans le secteur des télécommunications dans plusieurs États membres de l’Union européenne, dont l’Italie via l’opérateur mobile H3G. VEON (auparavant appelée VimpelCom) est une entreprise néerlandaise de télécommunications notamment active en

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Jean-François Bellis, Valérie Lefever, Exclusive control: The European Commission authorises a multi-national conglomerate operating in the telecommunications sector to takeover the exclusive control of a joint venture it previously had joint control on, subject to assume full responsibility for complying with the commitments submitted when the European Commission authorised the creation of the joint venture (Hutchison/Wind Tre), 31 August 2018, Concurrences Review N° 1-2019, Art. N° 89012, p. 121

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