CASE COMMENTS : MERGER CONTROL – BREACH OF THE COMMITMENTS UNDER WHICH THE ACQUISITION WAS CLEARED - MEDIA

Breach of the commitments: The French Competition Authority fines a group because of a breach of the commitments this latter submitted to the French Competition Authority in order to obtain the clearance of its acquisition of Socopa (Socopa Viandes, Groupe Bigar)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Aut. Concord, decree n° 12-D-15 of 9 July 2012 relating to compliance with the commitments contained in the decision authorising the acquisition of Socopa Viandes by Groupe Bigard. After Canal+'s conviction in 2011 for failure to comply with the commitments that had conditioned the authorization of the TPS acquisition, the conviction of Bigard on July 9, 2012 clearly marks the importance of this issue. In the Canal+ case, the Competition Authority had used two of the three legal instruments at its disposal to sanction a failure to implement the commitments: a fine, in a significant amount of 30 million euros, and the withdrawal of the authorization which

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Jean-Mathieu Cot, Alice Blanchet, Breach of the commitments: The French Competition Authority fines a group because of a breach of the commitments this latter submitted to the French Competition Authority in order to obtain the clearance of its acquisition of Socopa (Socopa Viandes, Groupe Bigar), 9 July 2012, Concurrences N° 4-2012, Art. N° 49551, pp. 125-128

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