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EU Officials to Prioritise Review of Potential Competition Issues Relating to Loan Syndications

Peter Crowther, Jade-Alexandra Fearns, Winston & Strawn European Competition & Regulatory Advice, 02/21/2017

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The European Commission Directorate-General for Competition (DG Competition), the Commission’s Department responsible for enforcing competition law, has just published its Management Plan setting out the Department’s priorities and strategic objectives for competition law enforcement in 2017. One of the Department’s objectives is to review competition issues relating to loan syndications in the EU. According to the Commission, the area of loan syndication exhibits close cooperation between market participants in opaque settings, and so the Commission will review the structure of the sector, dynamics between market participants, and potential competition law issues.

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