EU Kills Antitrust Probe Of GDF Suez Unit's Contracts

Law360, New York (February 4, 2011, 3:35 PM EST) -- The European Union's competition watchdog has closed its antitrust proceedings against GDF Suez SA subsidiary Electrabel SA following a formal probe into whether the company used long-term supply contracts to keep potential competitors from breaking into Belgium's electricity market.

The European Commission announced in a statement Thursday that, based on the results of the probe, it would be closing the proceedings it launched against the French company's unit in July 2007.

"The information gathered led us to the conclusion that we no longer needed to pursue...
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