Dow/Dupont was within guidelines, says DG Comp enforcer

Hettie O'Brien

26 October 2017

Dow/Dupont was within guidelines, says DG Comp enforcer

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While a European Commission official defended the Dow/DuPont decision as fitting with both US and EU merger guidelines, competition practitioners said it departed from existing models of innovation analysis and invoked inconclusive economic theories.