CASE COMMENTS: MERGERS - REPORT - SIMPLIFICATION – FRENCH COMPETITION AUTHORITY

Report: The French Competition Authority suggests to simplify merger control and to prevent the national competition authorities from adopting contradictory decisions

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. "For simpler, more coherent and strategic merger control in Europe". How can one not subscribe to such a programme? The report of the French Competition Authority of 16 December 2013 to the Minister for the Economy and Finance of which this is the title is already better known under the name of its rapporteur, Fabien Zivy. It is therefore the "Zivy Report". This report takes as its starting point the Eurotunnel/MyFerryLink case, sometimes cited, at least in France, as one of the most blatant recent examples of complexity and inconsistency in merger control among several European national competition authorities. In addition to the specific difficulty of

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Jean-Mathieu Cot, Alice Blanchet, Report: The French Competition Authority suggests to simplify merger control and to prevent the national competition authorities from adopting contradictory decisions , 14 March 2014, Concurrences N° 2-2014, Art. N° 65809, pp. 137-139

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