Update: Deadline extended by 10 working days under article 10(3)2 on 03.08.2018 Commitments submitted in N/1 on 11.07.2018
A press release has been published: The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess Wieland’s proposed acquisition of Aurubis Rolled Products and of Schwermetall under the EU Merger Regulation.
This consultation is intended to collect input from stakeholders on the draft guidelines for national courts on how to estimate the share of cartel overcharges passed on to indirect purchasers and final consumers (“Draft Passing-on Guidelines”). The European Commission strongly encourages all interested parties to submit their views and comments.
The audit report is expected to be published in mid-2019.
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Solvay’s global nylon business by BASF, under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission is concerned that the merger may reduce competition in the supply of key inputs in the nylon production chain.