CASE COMMENTS: MERGERS – EUROPEAN UNION – PROHIBITION

Prohibition: The European Competition prohibits a merger between the two main European players in the railway signalling systems and very high-speed train industries (Siemens / Alstom)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. So much has been said, so much has been written about the ban on the planned merger between Alstom and Siemens. Do we need to go over it again? This is not to resume the fervent and exciting discussions generated by this case on the relationship between competition law and industrial policy (see in particular the special issue of ConcurrencesWhich competition and industrial policies for the new EU Commission after Siemens/Alstom ?', On-Topic, N° 2-2019 and the report of the General Inspectorate of Finance 'Competition policy and the strategic interests of the EU', Anne Perrot et al, April 2019.). The public version of the Siemens / Alstom decision is now

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Jean-Mathieu Cot, Prohibition: The European Competition prohibits a merger between the two main European players in the railway signalling systems and very high-speed train industries (Siemens / Alstom), 6 February 2019, Concurrences N° 4-2019, Art. N° 92344, pp. 125-128

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