E.C. Ups Deadline For GDF-Suez Merger

Law360, New York (June 13, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The European Commission has bumped up its deadline to rule on Gaz de France SA’s controversial merger with Suez SA to its original June 19 target date after determining that the Belgian government did not make a formal request to examine the anti-competitive effects of the merger.

The Commission had automatically postponed its review to July 3 in order to evaluate what it thought was a request by Belgium to allow its own regulators to handle the antitrust review of the merger. However, the Commission found...
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