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GE / Honeywell

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Background

The proposed merger involved the leading aircraft engine maker (GE) and the leading avionics/non-avionics manufacturer (Honeywell). Bother were US companies. If successful, the merger would have been the largest industrial merger in history (see Eleanor M Fox, 'GE/Honeywell: The US Merger that Europe Stopped - A Story of the Politics of Convergence' in Eleanor M Fox and Daniel A Crane (eds), Antitrust Stories (2007) 331).

 

Australia

TBA

 

China (MOFCOM)

TBA

 

European Commission

Opposed

 

United States

Approved

 

Cooperation

TBA

 

Articles and news about this case

Yusaf Akbar, ‘Grabbing Victory from the Jaws of Defeat: Can the GE/Honeywell Merger Facilitate International Antitrust Policy Co-operation?’ (2002) 25 World Competition 403

Syed Tariq Anwar, ‘EU’s Competition Policy and the GE-Honeywell Merger Fiasco: Transatlantic Divergence and Consumer and Regulatory Issues’ (2005) 47 Thunderbird International Business Review 601

Eleanor M Fox, 'GE/Honeywell: The US Merger that Europe Stopped - A Story of the Politics of Convergence' in Eleanor M Fox and Daniel A Crane (eds), Antitrust Stories (2007) 331

Eleanor M Fox, ‘Mergers in Global Markets: GE/Honeywell and the Future of Merger Control’ (2002) 23 University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law 457

Gale Group, 'Merger Muddle; Antitrust; Transatlantic Antitrust Troubles', The Economist (United States), 23 June 2001, 4

Dimitri Giotakos, Laurent Petit, Gaelle Garnier and Peter De Luyck, Directorate-General Competition, Directorate B, ‘General Electric/Honeywell – An Insight into the Commission’s Investigation and Decision’ (2001)(3) Competition Policy Newsletter 5

Dimitri Giotakos, 'GE/Honeywell: A Theoretic Bundle Assessing Conglomerate Mergers Across the Atlantic' (2002) 23 University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law 469

William J Kolasky, ‘GE/Honeywell: Continuing the Transatlantic Dialog’ (2002) 23 University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law 513. 

External linkMalcolm MacLaren, 'The GE/Honeywell Merger Case: Reaching the Limits of International Competition Policymaking' (2001) 2(12) German Law Journal 1

Stefan Schmitz, ‘The European Commission’s Decision in GE/Honeywell and the Question of the Goals of Antitrust Law’ (2002) 23 University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law 539

Edward T Swaine, ‘”Competition, Not Competitors,” Nor Canards: Ways of Criticizing the Commission’ (2002) 23 University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law 597