COMCO approves investment in SBB Cargo
2 April 2020 – On 2 April 2020, the Competition Commission (COMCO) approved the investment in SBB Cargo by Planzer and Camion-Transport. The investment is being made via joint subsidiary Swiss Combi, in which Galliker and Bertschi are investors, as well as Planzer and Camion-Transport. COMCO had examined this merger in depth. According to COMCO, the merger does not lead to the elimination of effective competition. Therefore, it is approving the merger with no conditions or requirements. This decision will make it possible to improve the profitability and competitiveness of SBB Cargo and offer new services.
Further details can be found in the COMCO press release.
Walder Wyss advised SBB, SBB Cargo, Planzer, Camion-Transport, Galliker and Bertschi in these merger proceedings and represented them before COMCO. The team was led by Reto Jacobs (partner, antitrust and competition law) and also comprised Gion Giger (managing associate, antitrust and competition law) and Felix Tuchschmid (trainee lawyer, antitrust and competition law).