CASE COMMENTS: MERGERS - EVIDENTIARY VALUE OF ELEMENTS OF PROOFS - UNILATERAL EFFECTS – STRUCTURAL COMMITMENTS

Joint venture : The European Commission approves in Phase II the creation of a full-function joint venture subject to commitments since it identified a risk of price increase highlighted by the ex post assessment of the consequences of previous mergers authorised by the Commission (INEOS, Solvay, JV)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. On June 4, 2015, the European Commission published the Phase II decision it adopted on May 8, 2014 in Case M.6905 - INEOS / Solvay / JV relating to the creation of a full-function joint venture between INEOS and Solvay (the "Operation") which will be active in the production and marketing of polyvinyl chloride ("PVC"). The Commission has authorised the Operation subject to commitments. This decision may call for comments both on elements relating to the probative value of certain elements of the file and on the competitive analysis carried out by the Commission. Evidential value of certain items The Commission has provided some useful

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Olivier Billard, Guillaume Fabre, Joint venture : The European Commission approves in Phase II the creation of a full-function joint venture subject to commitments since it identified a risk of price increase highlighted by the ex post assessment of the consequences of previous mergers authorised by the Commission (INEOS, Solvay, JV), 8 May 2015, Concurrences N° 4-2015, Art. N° 76159, pp. 144-149

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