01 Jan 2009

Koninklijke Philips/Saeco International Group. On 27 July 2009 the European Commission unconditionally approved the takeover of Saeco International Group by Royal Philips Electronics (M.5547). Lexonomics carried out a quantitative economic analysis for Philips in the area of market definition and conglomerate effects.

Advisory Committee on Vertical Integration. On 29 May 2009 the Committee on Vertical Integration adviced the Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport on the question whether a prohibition of vertical integration between health insurance companies and suppliers of healthservices is “necessary” and “proportional”.

Efficiency defence. On 6 February 2009 Theon van Dijk gave a presentation at the University of Tilburg on the role of efficiency improvements in the competitive assessment of mergers.