Merger Control in Colombia
Alfonso Miranda Londoño
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Juan D. Gutiérrez-Rodríguez
Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University; Faculty of Law, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Universidad Javeriana - CEDEC Competition Law & Economics Working Paper No. 07-03
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.
Note: Downloadable document is in Spanish.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 114
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
Date posted: October 18, 2007 ; Last revised: October 28, 2007