Current Problems in European Merger Control

16 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2012

Date Written: June 7, 2012


This article takes an overview of the past and future of merger control, with an emphasis on current problems. The analysis of the data of the European Commission indicates a process of gradual change away from a structuralist approach, to mergers relying on a market share-based analysis, to a more fluid effects-based approach. A more fluid approach to merger analysis has procedural impacts, and, for parties, this means that planning, with a 360-degree view of market, legal, and public policy developments, is all-important.

Suggested Citation

Lehrell, Peter-Carlo, Current Problems in European Merger Control (June 7, 2012). 19th St.Gallen International Competition Law Forum ICF - June 7th and 8th 2012, Available at SSRN:

Peter-Carlo Lehrell (Contact Author)

FIPRA International Ltd. ( email )

45 Moorfields
London, EC2Y 9AE
United Kingdom

Here is the Coronavirus
related research on SSRN

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
PlumX Metrics