Heineken has received its inquiry deadline from The European Commission over its acquisition of Scottish & Newcastle.

The inquiry deadline for the Dutch brewer's proposed acquisition of S&N assets is reportedly set for 18 March. Heineken is acquiring S&N together with Danish brewer Carlsberg for GBP7.8bn (US$15.3bn).

Carlsberg's part of the acquisition is the subject of a separate EU inquiry and has a deadline of 7 March.

No one was available for comment at Heineken when contacted by just-drinks today.