European Court of First Instance

  1. IMPALA Issues Statement on EMI Sale

    January 26, 2012 10:40 AM EST As the date approaches for regulatory statements on the sale of EMI and MIDEM begins this weekend, IMPALA has issued a statement on the sale. In November, hortly before the sale, IMPALA called for the European Commision to intervene on its behalf. ...

  2. LN, TM Merger: European Regulatory Challenges Ahead

    February 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Live Nation/Ticketmaster declined to comment on its specific merger approval strategy for Europe, but the deal is likely to require clearance by the European Commission. Both companies are operational in multiple European Union member states and a ...

  3. EC Fines Microsoft A Record $1.4 Billion

    February 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST The European Commission Wednesday slapped a record 899 million euros ($1.4 billion) fine on Microsoft for failing to comply with a 2004 ruling ordering the software giant to change its business practices. The fine comes on top of earlier penalties ...

  4. Sony BMG Merger Ruling Scrutinized In EU Court 'Opinion'

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST A leading EU judge today said its lower court was correct to annul the 2004 clearance of the merger of the recorded music units of Sony Corp and German media company Bertelsmann AG. Juliane Kokott, the advocate general of the European Court of Jus ...

  5. Europe's Court Of Justice Hears Sony BMG Case

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST The European Court of Justice has heard Sony and Bertelsmann's appeal against a ruling last year to annul the original 2004 Sony BMG merger. Representatives from Bertelsmann, Sony Corp and Europe's independent music community met yesterd ...

  6. Warner In The Mix For EMI Group Bid?

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Group is understood to have opened its books up to a slew of potential suitors, including Warner Music Group. Warner Music Group has been quiet of late, with regards to its evergreen interest in EMI. WMG had earlier put forward an offer, which ...

  7. Update: Interest For EMI Heats Up

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Many Londoners know the feeling. You wait an age for a bus, then three come along at once. EMI Group has been waiting some time for that metaphorical bus. And as it so happens, three have come along. As reported here last week, the London based ma ...

  8. EMI Suitors Circle, Stock Soars

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British music major EMI Group plc said Friday it has received "a number" of approaches for its business. The company confirmed the situation in a concise statement issued this morning to the London Stock Exchange and posted on EMI's ...

  9. EMI Rejects WMG Bid

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Group has rejected Warner Music Group's latest merger flirtation. In a statement issued 4.22pm to the London Stock Exchange on Friday, EMI said its executive board had discussed WMG's 260 pence per share offer, and ultimately decided ...

  10. Impala Casts Doubts Over Sony BMG Appeal

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT European independents lobby organization Impala defiantly claimed Friday (Oct. 6) that Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann's appeal against the court annulment of their Sony BMG music merger would not be accep European independents lobby organization ...

  11. Impala Casts Doubts Over Sony BMG Appeal

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trade body says appeal 'inadmissible.' European independents lobby organization Impala defiantly claimed Friday (Oct. 6) that Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann's appeal against the court annulment of their Sony BMG music merger would not b ...

  12. Sony BMG Appeals Joint Venture Annulment

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Appeal lodged with European Court of Justice. Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann today (Oct. 5) appealed against the European Union court decision last July that annulled the merger of their recorded music divisions in 2004. The appeal was lodged at the E ...

  13. Impala Contests Sony BMG Merger

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Europe's independent label community is contesting European regulators' approval of the Sony BMG merger on the grounds that their decision was contradictory to European Union legislation and practices LONDON -- Europe's independent ...

  14. Update: Impala Contests Sony BMG

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Europe's independent label community is contesting European regulators' approval of the Sony BMG merger on the grounds that their decision was contradictory to EU legislation and practices. Europe's independent label community is co ...