CASE COMMENTS: CARTELS - FRANCE - PURCHASING - FOOD RETAILING

Mergers: The French Competition Authority is assessing, for the first time, the validity of a merger or acquisition in the food retail sector, on the basis of the texts resulting from the Egalim law (Auchan, Casino, Metro, Schiever)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The scope of operations controllable under the merger rules is the subject of quite a lot of criticism. There are said to be "holes in the racket" according to many observers. Quite frequently, proposals are made to extend the scope of such control. For a while, attention has been focused on minority shareholdings which, because they do not result in a change of control of the company, do not fall within the scope of notifiable transactions under positive law. The idea of including them within the scope of merger control was abandoned as the practical difficulties were expected to be significant, for a minor benefit. At present, consideration is being

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Anne-Sophie Choné-Grimaldi, Mergers: The French Competition Authority is assessing, for the first time, the validity of a merger or acquisition in the food retail sector, on the basis of the texts resulting from the Egalim law (Auchan, Casino, Metro, Schiever), 22 October 2020, Concurrences N° 1-2021, Art. N° 99119, pp. 122-124

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