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The European Commission’s Reexamination of the SonyBMG Merger: A Precedent-Setting Attempt to Jump the Fence

BY | July 22, 2008

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Caroline Pauwels, Ben Van Rompuy, Jul 22, 2008 On July 13, 2006, the European Court of First Instance…

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle

Caroline Pauwels, Ben Van Rompuy, Jul 22, 2008

On July 13, 2006, the European Court of First Instance annulled the European Commission’s decision authorizing the creation of Sony BMG, a joint venture incorporating the worldwide recorded music businesses of Sony and Bertelsmann. In its 2004 clearance decision, the Commission had concluded that the merger would not create or strengthen a collective dominance position on the pa

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