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.
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