*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. – Min. Eco, May 31, 2006, SPIR / S3G, Free Press Sector, Case C2006-11 French merger control applies fully to the press sector (Min. Éco, 28 October 2005, aff. C2005-18 and Cons. conc. opinion No. 05-A-18 of 11 October 2005, Ouest-France, BOCCRF No. 11 of 16 Dec. 2005; ConcurrencesNo. 1-2006, p. 157, obs. S. Martin). Irrespective of the considerations concerning the advantages and disadvantages of sector-specific treatment in merger control, the reported concentration shows that it would have been a pity to do without control, if only because it provides us with an original example of concentration and has the merit of making us reflect on a paradox, at
CASE COMMENT: MERGERS - HORIZONTAL MERGER - DE FACTO CONTROL - COLLECTIVE DOMINANT POSITION (NO)
Collective dominant position: The French Minister of Economy rules on interdependent transactions qualified as a single concentration (Free Newspapers)
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