CASE COMMENTS: MERGERS – FRANCE – PUBLIC PASSENGER TRANSPORT – CALL FOR TENDERS – SERVICE CONCESSION

Clearance: The French Competition Authority considers having jurisdiction to examine, under merger control rules, the creation of a joint venture operating a public transport service concession and approves, subject to commitments, its creation (RATP, Keolis)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In January 2017, the State published a call for tenders for the operation of CDG Express, the future direct rail link between Paris (Gare de l'Est station) and Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, for a period of 15 years. In November 2018, the State awarded the service concession to the consortium made up of Keolis and RATP Développement. Keolis is a subsidiary of the SNCF which provides public passenger transport services in France and abroad. In the Ile-de-France region, SNCF operates 13 train and RER lines, including RER B serving Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport. Keolis also operates several bus networks, including "Le Bus Direct" shuttles

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  • Hogan Lovells (Paris)
  • Hogan Lovells (Paris)

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Eric Paroche, Victor Levy, Clearance: The French Competition Authority considers having jurisdiction to examine, under merger control rules, the creation of a joint venture operating a public transport service concession and approves, subject to commitments, its creation (RATP, Keolis), 26 April 2019, Concurrences N° 3-2019, Art. N° 91482, pp. 118-119

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