Funke Group / “Krone”: Hypothetical merger registrations according to the highest court inadmissible
Vienna – On Thursday the APA reported on a decision in the fight for control of the “Kronen Zeitung”. The Supreme Court ruled that hypothetical merger notifications are inadmissible, DER STANDARD reported on February 25th. Background: In December 2019, the German Funke Group registered sole control of the “Krone” with the Federal Competition Authority (BWB). This then submitted an application to the cartel court to examine the merger.