The Veolia group announced Sunday evening to file a purchase offer on the 70.1% of the capital of Suez that it does not hold.

But justice is not of this opinion.

The Nanterre commercial court, seized on Sunday evening by Suez, ordered Veolia to suspend the launch of any takeover bid against its competitor, pending a substantive debate on its previous friendly commitments.

The court orders Veolia "not to make the Autorité des marchés financiers the recipient of a proposed public offer or to initiate a public offer on Suez securities not previously approved by the Suez board of directors" , indicates the decision in summary proceedings, taken after the choice of Veolia, announced on Sunday, to launch its takeover bid without Suez's agreement.

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