Failing firm defence: The French Competition Authority applies, for the first time, the failing firm defence in the context of a merger involving two companies in the furniture sector (Mobilux / Conforama)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. For the record, the Mobilux Group [hereinafter "Mobilux"] had notified the European Commission of its plan to acquire the acquisition of the Conforama group's business [hereinafter "Conforama"] in France in 2020. At the request of of Mobilux, the Commission had referred the examination of this transaction [the "transaction"] to the Autorité de la Authority [the "Authority"] on June 26, 2020 (Press release published on June 29, 2020, "The European Commission has decided to 2020, "The European Commission has referredthe to the French Competition Authority the acquisition of Conforama France by Conforama France by Mobilux (But)"). The transaction has was

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Igor Simic, Quentin Colombier, Failing firm defence: The French Competition Authority applies, for the first time, the failing firm defence in the context of a merger involving two companies in the furniture sector (Mobilux / Conforama), 28 April 2022, Concurrences N° 3-2022, Art. N° 108149, pp. 137-140

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