CASE COMMENTS : MERGERS – CONTROL – ALLOCATION OF JURISDICTION BETWEEN NATIONAL AUTHORITIES – FAILING FIRM – COORDINATED EFFECTS – NON HORIZONTAL EFFECTS – MARKET IN SITUATION OF SURCAPACITY – COMMITMENTS

Jurisdiction: The French Competition Authority approves the acquisition of exclusive control over the assets of a firm in liquidation subject to commitments (SeaFrance)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Aut. conc. dec. no. 12-DCC-154 of 7 November 2012 relating to the acquisition of exclusive control of assets of SeaFrance by Groupe Eurotunnel OFT, dec. n° ME/5570/12 of 19 October 2012 relating to the acquisition by Groupe Eurotunnel of certain assets of the former SeaFrance company. On 30 June 2010, SeaFrance, an SNCF subsidiary active in the cross-Channel transport sector, was placed in receivership. On 16 November 2011, the Commercial Court opened bankruptcy proceedings against it. By judgment of 12 January 2012, the Commercial Court terminated SeaFrance's activity. As part of the compulsory liquidation proceedings, the Commercial Court sold some of

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Olivier Billard, Guillaume Fabre, Jurisdiction: The French Competition Authority approves the acquisition of exclusive control over the assets of a firm in liquidation subject to commitments (SeaFrance), May 2013, Concurrences N° 2-2013, Art. N° 52354, p. 122

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