ARTICLE : MERGER CONTROL (EC/FRENCH) - REAL ESTATE SECTOR — ACQUISITION OF AN ISOLATED REAL ESTATE ASSET - ACQUISITIONS CARRIED OUT THROUGH JOINT CONTROL - FULL FUNCTION JOINT VENTURE - RELEVANT MARKETS - GERMAN COMPETITION AUTHORITIES

Mergers in the real estate sector

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. 1. The media report on it almost daily: the real estate sector has been experiencing a considerable boom in Europe in recent years. Encouraged by favourable tax regimes and often justified speculative aims, acquisition operations have multiplied, now requiring frequent application of merger control - whether Community or national - because of the sheer size of the players involved. 2. However, as these transactions only rarely raise competitive risks, they have revealed a number of difficulties, which market operators regularly face. Four of them seemed to us to merit closer examination: firstly, the question of whether the acquisition of a real estate

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  • De Pardieu Brocas Maffei (Paris)

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Philippe Guibert, Mergers in the real estate sector, May 2007, Concurrences N° 2-2007, Art. N° 13418, pp. 46 - 51

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