CASE COMMENTS: MERGERS – FRANCE – DIGITAL INDUSTRY – STRUCTURING COMPANIES – BILL

Structuring companies: The French Senate adopts a bill, now pending before the French National Assembly, aiming at enabling a systematic control of mergers raising competition issues when involving structuring companies in the digital industry

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. The story's accelerating. After a long period of stability, the very approach to concentration control is being overturned by the challenges of the digital age. We presented our reservations about the prospects for "ex-post" merger control in the last issue of this review ("Contrôle des concentrations ex post : surmonter les peur de part et d'autre", J.-M. Cot, Concurrences 2020-1, p. 33). The legislator is now tackling another taboo: the introduction of sector-specific merger control. In addition to merger control under ordinary law, there may soon be merger control in cyberspace. Under the title "Fight against predatory acquisitions", the third

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Jean-Mathieu Cot, Structuring companies: The French Senate adopts a bill, now pending before the French National Assembly, aiming at enabling a systematic control of mergers raising competition issues when involving structuring companies in the digital industry, 20 February 2020, Concurrences N° 2-2020, Art. N° 94887, pp. 123-125

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