*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Following the announcement by Veolia Environnement S.A.[hereinafter "Veolia"], on August 30, 2020, of its intention to acquire sole control of Suez S.A. [hereinafter "Suez"], the European Commission [hereinafter the "Commission"] examined whether this proposed acquisition raised competition concerns within the meaning of the European Merger Control Regulation [hereinafter the "Regulation"]. In a Phase I decision dated December 14, 2021, made public on February 22, 2022, the Commission authorized the transaction, subject to commitments given by Veolia. These commitments were intended to address the possible horizontal non-coordinated effects identified by
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