CASE COMMENTS : PROCEDURES - MERGER CONTROL - TRANSPARENCY - ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS - REG. 1049/2001

Merger control - Access to documents: The General Court confirms its prior case law on the Commission’s duty to examine each document individually (Agrofert)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Trib. EU, 7 July 2010, Agrofert v Commission, Case T-111/07 How can transparency (Regulation 1049/2001) be reconciled with the rules on restricted access to the file in competition proceedings? The answer provided by the Agrofert ruling, delivered on 7 July, seems to have already been caught up by history. This new access to documents case relates to a merger procedure, namely the takeover of the Czech oil company Unipetrol by PKN Orlen, a Polish rival. The Commission had cleared this transaction in April 2005. Just over a year later, Agrofert, one of the leading players in the chemical sector in the Czech Republic, requested access to the Commission's

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Pascal Cardonnel, Merger control - Access to documents: The General Court confirms its prior case law on the Commission’s duty to examine each document individually (Agrofert), 7 July 2010, Concurrences N° 4-2010, Art. N° 33161, pp. 197-199

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