CASE COMMENTS: MERGERS – FRANCE – AUTOMOBILE DISTRIBUTION – JOINT CONTROL – CATCHMENT AREA

Joint control: The French Competition Authority clears a merger in the automobile sector and reviews, at this occasion, its method for analysing mergers in order to adapt it to developments in that sector (Emil Frey Motors France, Fiber / Bernard Participations)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On 12 March 2019 the French Competition Authority (the Authority) adopted Decision 19-DCC-42 authorising the acquisition of joint control of Bernard Participations by Emil Fray Motors France and Bernard Participations. This operation, initially notified to the Commission ('Commission') and referred to the Authority ('Commission', M.8966, PGA Motors/Fiber/Bernard Participations) under Article 9(3) of Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 on the control of concentrations concerns the French markets for retail distribution and motor vehicle repair. While competition in the retail distribution and repair of motor vehicles has recently been examined in the

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David Tayar, Emily Xueref-Poviac, Joint control: The French Competition Authority clears a merger in the automobile sector and reviews, at this occasion, its method for analysing mergers in order to adapt it to developments in that sector (Emil Frey Motors France, Fiber / Bernard Participations), 12 March 2019, Concurrences N° 2-2019, Art. N° 90350, pp. 113-114

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