CASE COMMENTS : MERGER CONTROL – REFERRAL TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION – REFUSAL

Referral to the Commission: The European Commission dismisses the request of the Cypriot Competition Authority pursuant to Art. 22.1 EC Merger Reg. (Coca-Cola/Lanitis Bros)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Eur. comm. 24 February 2006, Coca Cola Hellenic Bottling Company/Lanitis Bros. case COMP/M.4124, published 31 March 2011 It took particular patience to read the decision in Case M. 4124 - Coca Cola Hellenic Bottling Company/Lanitis Bros, where the Commission rejected the request for referral made by the Cypriot Competition Authority under Article 22(1) of Regulation No 139/2004. This decision, adopted on 24 February 2006, was not published until 31 March 2011, just over four years after its adoption. More than licensing decisions, it is often the rejection decisions that are the most instructive and provide the best understanding of the reasoning

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Jean-Mathieu Cot, Alice Blanchet, Referral to the Commission: The European Commission dismisses the request of the Cypriot Competition Authority pursuant to Art. 22.1 EC Merger Reg. (Coca-Cola/Lanitis Bros), 14 May 2011, Concurrences N° 2-2011, Art. N° 36087, pp. 153-154

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