The Belgian Competition Authority lifts four-year old merger conditions from the conditional approval of an acquisition (Proximus / The Phone House)

On 8 June 2015, the Belgian Competition Authority (BCA) lifted four-year old merger conditions from the BCA’s conditional approval of the acquisition by telecommunications operator Proximus (formerly Belgacom) of telecommunications retailer The Phone House. In 2011, the BCA’s predecessor agency, the Belgian Competition Council (BCC), authorised Proximus’ acquisition of The Phone House subject to two main conditions. First, Proximus had to divest almost half of The Phone House’s shops. Second, Proximus had to maintain the multi-operator economic model for the remaining shops. This second condition required that Proximus allow its competitors to sell their products

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  • Van Bael & Bellis (Brussels)

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Porter Elliott, The Belgian Competition Authority lifts four-year old merger conditions from the conditional approval of an acquisition (Proximus / The Phone House), 8 juin 2015, e-Competitions June 2015, Art. N° 75156

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