CASE COMMENTS: MERGERS - BEHAVIOURAL COMMITMENTS/REMEDIES

Merger remedies: The European Commission rules on anticompetitive coordinated effects stemming from the maritime conference system (Maersk/PONL)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. EC Comm, 29 July 2005, Maersk/PONL, case COMP/M.3829 The decision to conditionally authorise the acquisition of P&O Nedloyd (PONL), the world's fourth largest liner shipping company, by Maersk, the world leader, is interesting in at least two respects. On the one hand, it clarifies the market definitions in this sector, which is likely to continue to be concentrated in the coming months, given the strong growth in world seaborne trade and the lack of new vessels to meet this growth in demand. On the other hand, at a time when the debate on the challenge to the block exemption for liner conferences (Regulation (EC) No 4056/86) is expected to lead very

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  • French Competition Authority (Paris)

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Stanislas Martin, Merger remedies: The European Commission rules on anticompetitive coordinated effects stemming from the maritime conference system (Maersk/PONL), 29 July 2005, Concurrences N° 4-2005, Art. N° 645, pp. 96-98.

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