• EU Competition Law: Oil and Gas Industry Mergers - Impact of European Competition Law
  • April 24, 2015 | Author: Juan Rodriguez
  • Law Firm: Sullivan & Cromwell LLP - London Office
  • The proposed acquisition of BG by Shell highlights the importance of a thoughtful analysis of the impact of European competition law when considering a combination in the oil and gas industry, especially combinations that impact any aspect of the natural gas business in Europe. The European Commission has well developed precedents for defining energy markets and measuring the intensity of competition.