Canon/Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (Article 14(2)) (M.8179) [Archived]
Canon/Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (Article 14(2)) (M.8179) [Archived]

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NOTE—appeal lodged before the General Court in Case T- 609/19

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Case facts

Outline European Commission merger investigation under Article 14(2) of the EU Merger Regulation into alleged gun-jumping by Canon in relation to its 2016 acquisition of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (Case (M.8179).

Latest developments On 27 June 2019, the Commission issued its infringement decision and imposed a fine of €28m on Canon. The Commission found that Canon had implemented the first stage of the ‘warehousing housing’ transaction before notification to or approval by the Commission under the EU Merger Regulation (in breach of Articles 4(1) and 7(1) of the EU Merger Regulation).

Parties Canon is a Japanese multinational corporation, specialising in the manufacture of imaging and optical products.

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (TMSC) is a Japanese-based medical equipment company that provides medical imaging throughout the world.

Background The Canon/Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation investigation

On 17 March 2016, Canon into an agreement with