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NOCON monitors rollout of fibre-optic network on behalf of the Bundeskartellamt

Telekom Deutschland GmbH and EWE AG will cooperate in the development of fibre-optic networks in parts of Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia and Bremen. The companies have undertaken to the Bundeskartellamt to carry out an extensive deployment and in future to grant third companies access to their network. NOCON has been appointed as monitoring trustee to [...]

By | January 22nd, 2020|Allgemein|Comments Off on NOCON monitors rollout of fibre-optic network on behalf of the Bundeskartellamt

NOCON monitors compliance with CMA interim measures in JD Sports/Footasylum case

NOCON has been appointed as monitoring trustee in the CMA merger investigation of the completed acquisition of Footasylum by JD Sports. NOCON will be tasked with monitoring compliance with the CMA’s interim measures and assisting the CMA with the consideration of derogation requests.

By | October 16th, 2019|Allgemein|Comments Off on NOCON monitors compliance with CMA interim measures in JD Sports/Footasylum case

NOCON monitors compliance of Österreichische Post

On 26 June 2019, the Austrian competition authority and the Federal Cartel Prosecutor cleared the acquisition of certain assets of DHL Paket (Austria) by Österreichische Post subject to behavioural remedies. Österreichische Post is obliged to offer third party logistic companies specific services and must not discriminate any third party without justification for a period of [...]

By | September 5th, 2019|Allgemein|Comments Off on NOCON monitors compliance of Österreichische Post

NOCON Webinar on CMA Interim Measures in Merger Investigations

Join us for a webinar on Sep 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM BST. Following a number of cases where the CMA issued penalty notices and unwinding orders, the CMA has recently published an updated guidance document on interim measures in merger investigations. This webinar provides you with an overview of the CMA’s recent enforcement action [...]

By | August 20th, 2019|Allgemein|Comments Off on NOCON Webinar on CMA Interim Measures in Merger Investigations

NOCON monitors access remedy re Daimler’s and BMW’s car sharing JV

Daimler and BMW intend to establish six joint ventures, bringing together the two companies' mobility services in various business fields including free-floating car sharing services. The European Commission found that the proposed transaction would raise competition concerns for car sharing in six cities, namely Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Munich and Vienna. To address the European [...]

By | December 12th, 2018|Allgemein|Comments Off on NOCON monitors access remedy re Daimler’s and BMW’s car sharing JV

NOCON is monitoring compliance with interim measures for the CMA

NOCON has been appointed as monitoring trustee for the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in a completed merger case. The CMA issued interim measures requiring the merger parties to keep both businesses separate. It is NOCON's task to monitor compliance with these interim measures.  

By | September 14th, 2018|Allgemein|Comments Off on NOCON is monitoring compliance with interim measures for the CMA

NOCON is acting as monitoring trustee in rail wagon lease merger

On 21st March 2018, the Bundeskartellamt cleared the acquisition of CIT Rail Holdings (Europe) S.A.S. by VTG Rail Assets GmbH subject to a condition precedent. VTG and CIT are active Europe-wide in the lease of rail freight wagons. The companies may only implement the merger once they have sold a substantial part of the target [...]

By | April 11th, 2018|Allgemein|Comments Off on NOCON is acting as monitoring trustee in rail wagon lease merger

NOCON enhances its industry expertise

Monitoring trustee boutique NOCON has expanded its pool of sector experts. When monitoring compliance with remedies for competition authorities, NOCON regularly includes specialists in its trustee teams to advise on industry-specific issues. Recently, the following sector experts have joined NOCON’s pool of specialist advisers:   Benedict Braus, financial services expert, independent consultant in the financial [...]

By | March 8th, 2018|Allgemein|Comments Off on NOCON enhances its industry expertise

Merger Remedies: Implementing staff divestments successfully

Divestment remedies are a common tool for competition authorities to eliminate competition concerns. Recently, there have been several cases where the divestment was mostly limited to key personnel without any other significant tangible or intangible assets. The transfer of personnel poses particular implementation risks as employees cannot be acquired like assets but are free to [...]

By | October 23rd, 2017|Allgemein|Comments Off on Merger Remedies: Implementing staff divestments successfully

Webinar on CMA’s Merger Remedies Process

The CMA uses remedies to resolve competition concerns in merger proceedings. Successful remedy packages need to address the competition problem and be capable of effective implementation. A good understanding of the process and the key risks are important to manage the process successfully. This webinar provides an overview of the CMA’s remedies process and discusses [...]

By | June 17th, 2017|Allgemein|Comments Off on Webinar on CMA’s Merger Remedies Process
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