Reflections on gun jumping in mergers

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On 8 November 2016 Altice-SFR was fined 80 million euros by the French Competition Authority for Gun jumping. This decision, first of a kind in Europe with regard to the fine’s amount and the practices at stake, has raised a debate amongst lawyers and companies towards its potential impact on M&A practices. The President of the French Competition Authority, Isabelle de Silva, hereby takes the opportunity to shed a light on this decision and to give insights on the general frame work for analyzing these type of infringements.