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Minority Shareholdings, Material Effects?

BY | January 10, 2012

Bojana Ignjatovic, Derek Ridyard, Jan 10, 2012 In a speech delivered in March 2011, Commissioner Almunia indicated a concern that EU merger control, in contrast to some national merger control…

Bojana Ignjatovic, Derek Ridyard, Jan 10, 2012

In a speech delivered in March 2011, Commissioner Almunia indicated a concern that EU merger control, in contrast to some national merger control regimes, is unable to investigate minority equity stakes as mergers.He has instructed Commission staff to consider this “gap” in enforcement and whether it needs to be closed. As a result, the European Commission, in November 2011, announced its intention to conduct a study on the economic impo

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