Merger Control in Colombia

Universidad Javeriana - CEDEC Competition Law & Economics Working Paper No. 07-03

114 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2007 Last revised: 28 Oct 2007

Alfonso Miranda Londoño

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Juan D. Gutiérrez-Rodríguez

Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University; Faculty of Law, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Date Written: October 2007

Abstract

Merger review is one of the most important aspects of Competition Law. This tool allows competition authorities (when the review is ex ante as in the Colombian case) to hinder the transactions that unduly restrict competition or authorize them under certain conditions - through merger remedies - which guarantees the preservation of free competition in the markets. The purpose of this document is to present the Colombian merger control regime, determine its nature, its structure, identify the different doctrinal positions adopted by the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce and its evolution in the last years.

Notes: Downloadable document is in Spanish.

Keywords: competition law, mergers & acquisitions, merger review, merger remedies, horizontal mergers, vertical mergers, conglomerate mergers, Superintendency of Industry and Commerce, Colombia

JEL Classification: K21, K23

Suggested Citation

Miranda Londoño, Alfonso and Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Juan D., Merger Control in Colombia (October 2007). Universidad Javeriana - CEDEC Competition Law & Economics Working Paper No. 07-03. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1021998 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1021998

Alfonso Miranda Londoño

Pontificia Universidad Javeriana ( email )

Bogota
Colombia
3122900 (Phone)
3104715 (Fax)

Juan David Gutiérrez-Rodríguez (Contact Author)

Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University ( email )

10 Merton St
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 4JJ
United Kingdom

Faculty of Law, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana ( email )

Carrera 7 No. 40-62
Bogotá
Colombia

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