CASE COMMENTS: MERGERS – EU – PUBLISHING INDUSTRY

Independence of the trustee: The Court of Justice of the European Union upholds the judgment of the General Court of the European Union and confirms the decision of the European Commission authorizing the purchase of a group in the publishing sector (Éditions Odile Jacob)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Final episode of the long Odile Jacob saga (see our article in the present review Concurrencesn°4-2010, p. 160).). In this judgment, the Court of Justice of the EU (the "Court") dismissed the appeal brought by Éditions Odile Jacob ("Odile Jacob") against the judgment of the Court of First Instance of the EU (the "CFI") of 5 September 2014 (Case T-471/11). As a reminder, on January 7, 2004, the European Commission (the "Commission") authorized the acquisition by the Lagardère Group of Vivendi Universal Publishing ("VUP"), subject to Lagardère's commitment to divest businesses representing approximately 60 to 70% of VUP's worldwide revenues (M.2978).

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  • Clifford Chance (Paris)
  • Willkie Farr & Gallagher (Brussels)

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David Tayar, Maxime de l'Estang, Independence of the trustee: The Court of Justice of the European Union upholds the judgment of the General Court of the European Union and confirms the decision of the European Commission authorizing the purchase of a group in the publishing sector (Éditions Odile Jacob), 28 January 2016, Concurrences N° 2-2016, Art. N° 79255, pp. 134-135

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