AkzoNobel/Metlac merger [Archived]
AkzoNobel/Metlac merger [Archived]

The following Competition guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • AkzoNobel/Metlac merger [Archived]
  • Case facts
  • Timeline
  • Related cases

CASE HUB (note–decision appealed to the CAT in AkzoNobel v Competition Commission)

ARCHIVED–this archived case hub reflects the position at the date of the decision of 21 December 2012; it is no longer maintained.

See further, timeline and related cases.

Case facts

Outline UK merger investigation into AkzoNobel’s proposed acquisition of Metlac.

Latest developments On 21 December 2012, the Competition Commission issued its final report. The CC had found that the only effective remedy to the identified SLC was to prohibit the merger.
AkzoNobel subsequently appealed this decision to the CAT–see AkzoNobel v Competition Commission.

On 14 August 2015, the CMA published a notice to accept final undertakings from Akzo Nobel and the Bocchio family. The consultation on the undertakings will run until 1 September 2015.