Mergers - Case 7

GN Store/Phonak: Advice and court representation in an international merger case in the hearing aid industry

In this landmark case E.CA advised GN Store in response to the prohibition decision of the proposed merger with Phonak by the German competition authority. A testimony was written on the application of coordinated effects analysis in this industry, which was presented to the higher regional court. In 2009 the highest German court confirmed our assessment and overturned the prohibition decision by the national competition authority.