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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

NOCON is monitoring trustee in Austrian TV broadcast merger

On 9 March, the merger between ProSiebenSat.1Puls 4/ATV was cleared in phase 1 subject to conditions. The conditions include various obligations to maintain media plurality, including the commitment to maintain independent editorial staff at ATV and a minimum level of news and self-produced Austrian content. NOCON will support the merger parties with the implementation of [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|Allgemein|Comments Off on NOCON is monitoring trustee in Austrian TV broadcast merger
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