CASE COMMENTS: MERGERS - PHASE II - ENERGY - GAP CASE - VERTICAL FORECLOSURE - UNILATERAL EFFECTS - MAVERICK

Energy - Gap Case: The European Commission clears the Gaz de France / Suez merger

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. – EC Comm, 14 November 2006, Gaz de France / Suez, Case COMP/M.4180 On November 14, 2006, the European Commission cleared in phase II and subject to commitments the merger of Suez into GDF, which is expected to be carried out through a share exchange. For the record, the project was notified to the Commission on 10 May 2006. After a first phase investigation, the Commission concluded on 19 June 2006 that the proposed transaction raised serious doubts as to its compatibility with the common market and the functioning of the EEA Agreement and therefore opened a detailed investigation, or ³cphase II³d (IP/06/802 of 19 June 2006). GDF is an energy group active

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Jérôme Philippe, Energy - Gap Case: The European Commission clears the Gaz de France / Suez merger, 14 November 2006, Concurrences N° 2-2007, Art. N° 13448, pp. 138-142

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